The joy of research

Friday, December 21, 2012

Posted by : lisa

Invaluable sources of research can pop up when you least expect them, like a brilliant new website that maps every single bomb that fell on London during the Second World War blitz

Enjoying the pâté

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Posted by : admin

I've been a member of the Royal Society of Literature for just over a year now and have been to some fabulous talks with authors, but none of them were quite as splendid as spending the evening as part of an audience listening to Margaret Atwood discuss her writing career.

Another side of London

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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This Remembrance Sunday I found myself rediscovering parts of London I thought I knew well and imagining what life must have been like for the thousands of people who lived in the city during the Blitz, all thanks to a guided walk.

My week with Arvon

Monday, October 15, 2012

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What have the wonderful Sarah Waters, onions, writing and me got in common? We were all at the fabulous Arvon Foundation's Lumb Bank centre in September. I cannot recommend the experience enough.

Squashing the Inner Critic

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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It's a daily battle not to give into the annoying voice in my head that tells me I should just give up now and go watch EastEnders. So I've armed myself with some of the best weapons I can think of - advice from other writers.