It’s been a long time since I lived in Cambridge (I won’t say precisely how long), but apart from the students looking younger, I’d have to say the distances between places seem shorter, too.
I’ve recently read a couple of articles celebrating inspirational women in Sheffield. This got me thinking about the many inspirational women I have met in my life, some of whom have truly helped me shape it. Most of these women have overcome obstacles in their own lives, often to achieve and succeed against the odds.... Continue Reading →
Or perhaps I should rephrase that as, what makes a book good? I have recently read The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2015. I must admit, that usually anything Man Bookery puts me off reading a book. Too avant garde, too clever, perhaps? When... Continue Reading →
Five years ago I began the rather daunting task of beginning to write my first novel. Like most writers, I've found various displacement activties to do anything other instead of actually sit down and write! This include visiting Facebook and Twitter, Rightmove, gardening, cleaning the oven, tidying up drawers, baking, flicking through magazines, planning various... Continue Reading →