And this month I’m delighted to welcome Nuala O’Connor as my guest writer for June. Nuala’s latest collection of short stories, ‘Joyride to Jupiter’ has just been [...]
I always look forward to this time of year. The whole city – indeed the whole country – is awash with festivals of all sorts.
Every year, during the first weekend following Easter, Margaret O’Brien of The Story House hosts an intensive Writers’ Weekend in the quirky and convivial surroundings of Brewery Lane Theatre, [...]
A typical April day. Bright, cold sunshine, then sudden soaking showers that race across the open countryside, stopping as abruptly as they begin. We have arrived at Springhill House, a [...]
After a terrific time at the Pisa Book Festival, I made my way to Livorno by car, in the company of some good friends. It’s a short journey, and there was no time pressure. It was good to relax [...]