This post is inspired by the German astronomer Caroline Herschel. A breathing gap in half term so this one is a little more timely than the others! Something about her … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #4
We al love the idea of leaving the dreary hum of normality behind. Magical realism, science fiction, fantasy, call it what you like, almost everyone can think of an example … Continue reading How to have a Magical Time – Reading or Writing
I’m trying to remember the last time I read a book by a man. Or, for that matter, the last time I watched something that didn’t have a female character … Continue reading Why I’m Only Reading Books by Women
The Bailey’s Prize this year was recently won by the brilliant Naomi Alderman, with her book The Power (you can read my thoughts on that wonderful novel here). So I … Continue reading The Glorious Heresies – Book Review
The only thing that’s sure at the moment in UK politics, despite claims to the contrary, is that it’s an incredibly uncertain time. Managing that feeling, embracing it even, is … Continue reading Uncertain Times – How Can We Embrace Uncertainty?
The train arrives at that stop. The one where you used to live. With him. Evenings spent spreadeagled underneath him on the blue sofa, the rumble of the Underground passing … Continue reading Fragment #3 Close Proximity
You can read my short story ‘Shout Out Loud’ in this anthology published by Centum: http://bit.ly/100VoicesV2 Exclusive discount code for blog readers: 100V2V84
The tang of it hit her as she walked out of the station. Vinegar sweet. Shards of glass next to the bench. Couldn’t quite make out the label – Pinot? … Continue reading Fragment #2 Broken
You can see my latest short story in Pennyzine magazine here. Beautiful illustration by Sophie Page.
In terms of power and control, it’s a scary time. Unity and strength seem to be giving way to individual gripes and complaints, people turned against each other to shout … Continue reading Power – Gender and Naomi Alderman’s Novel
In the middle bedroom of my mum’s house is a treasure trove. A collection of the books that me and my two sisters read when we were growing up. Oh, … Continue reading Books to Build a Person
December is upon us. While apparently the idea that time goes quicker as you get older is a myth (it’s just because you’ve seen more actual time, apparently) it still … Continue reading Taking Time Out – Retreat in Any Way You Can