The day that Andrew was born I bought him a MERRYTHOUGHT teddy bear. We named this teddy ‘HALE BOPP’ as this comet was bright in the night sky as our … Continue reading MERRYTHOUGHT


This film is based on thoughts put into writing by Hilary Mantel. Credits: [1] Reith Lecture by Hilary Mantel: BBC Reith lecture 2017 [2] Mantel Pieces – by Hilary Mantel … Continue reading Mantlepieces

I am not sure what kind of story I am in.

Mossgrove shadows overlaid

dismantled me, most wonderfully

Hilary Mantel’s essays/reviews/critiques dismantled me, most wonderfully. In my grandfather’s orchard invoice book, Alexander McCall Smith wrote: ‘we had an idea too!’