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Utt(er)ly barmy

Authors routinely complain about boorish punters at book signings, but I don’t think any of…

Muriel Spark, The Finishing School

This novel was sent to me by Penguin, so that I could add a review…

A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena de Blasi

This is not the sort of book I would usually read, but since I was…

Save the canon!

Sean O’Brien is one of my favourite poets. His work has always shown its rootedness…

Oh for an editor

Over at Patternings, Ann Darnton points out how her reading of Chesil Beach was spoilt…

Writing for profit?

Recent analyses of what writers earn confirm pretty much what we all knew anyway, which…

Jane Aus

Classic FM tell me that, to mark Mothering Sunday, they are podcasting Jane Austen novels,…

Book Cull

This dilemma was recently faced by me and ‘er indoors. Our solution appears as a…