What do you care about in this story, so far?

I have been reading A Swim in a Pond in the Rain.  In this lovely book George Saunders helps us explore the short stories of four Russians masters. Here I … Continue reading What do you care about in this story, so far?

A friendship in letters

Letters, handwritten and sent by post: a way of communicating that has become more of the past than the present. The intimacy of a letter – as shared between friends … Continue reading A friendship in letters

The Dark Flower

A WWI Officers Library: ‘The Library is OPEN, but there is only ONE book!’ ‘The Dark Flower’ by John Galsworthy

[a sense of] catching up with [myself]

This account of reading  in a time of ‘lockdown’, by Alexander McCall Smith, was printed in the Herald on the 4th July 2020: