A safe haven

A mother comes in with her young daughter, and it looks like an ordinary enough scene: they enter the large, square room that is the Children’s Library, the daughter runs to the brightly coloured table and chairs in the centre to do some colouring in, whilst the mother sits at one of the tables in … Continue reading A safe haven

Writer-In-Residence, with a twist…

What started as a rant about World Book Night and library services being cut (see World Library Night Parts 1 and 2) has turned into something quite wonderful for me. I am to be a Writer-In-Residence at Huddersfield Library for the next two weeks. But this is a residency with a twist. Instead of going … Continue reading Writer-In-Residence, with a twist…

What, no Nagra?

I have been wanting my own copies of Look We Have Coming to Dover and The Hole in the Sum of my Parts for a while now, so off I went to the gigantic high street bookstore in Leeds. Three spacious floors of books, with each section given a huge flank of shelves and tables piled … Continue reading What, no Nagra?