25th June, 2010 The most extraordinary thing happened to me yesterday. I have been in an email correspondence with a man who is an expert on Jacobean furniture, and to whom Paul Pindar’s house, that amazing carved oak front which is no so beautifully on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is well known. [...]
These beginnings can be very, very creaky. I’ve written just over a thousand words in three days. Not much, but a start, as they say. More importantly, I hope, the whole world I am trying to create is gradually taking shape inside my head. It feels almost like channelling, or something similar. Conjuring up these [...]
June 14th, 2010 Good morning, A Winter’s Tale (or at least I think that’s what you are going to be called). Starting a new novel is a strange business – it seems so weirdly final, I keep thinking there must be something else I need to do (the washing up? dance round a maypole?) but [...]
8th June, 2010 Bon Voyage, Pindar Diamond.
4th June, 2010 Although the official publication of The Pindar Diamond is not until Monday, after last night I feel as though this book is well and truly launched. Interesting word that: a book is launched like a ship being cast out onto the seas for the first time. Not a bad metaphor. Your book [...]keep looking »