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?

‘The reality of editing’

Extracts from the Scotsman review of ‘A swim in a pond  in the rain’ by George Saunders: This is a film about a house that was called ‘Rockville’. It was … Continue reading ‘The reality of editing’

An interview with George Saunders

This morning I listened to an interview with George Saunders on Radio 4. I was fascinated by what he had to say. So much so that I have transcribed the … Continue reading An interview with George Saunders

Pianos and Flowers

On the day that I retired from the NHS, after more than 25 years as a doctor, our postwoman delivered a present. It was from Alexander McCall Smith and included … Continue reading Pianos and Flowers