Nora Ephron changed my life (or at least my writing)

How long did it take you to realise you’ve been avoiding the thing you're most scared of?  Maybe you’re seized with crippling anxiety whenever you try to leave the house, in which case, I don’t imagine it took you long. Maybe you’ve been low-level unhappy in your job, and lockdown, doing what it did for … Continue reading Nora Ephron changed my life (or at least my writing)

#5: ‘Late in the Day’, by Tessa Hadley

I finished reading 'Late in the Day' by Tessa Hadley this morning. Her writing is eloquent but accessible, and she paints that picture of quiet domesticity beautifully. You know that feeling when you wake up on the right side of the bed? Your senses are hyper aware: soft carpet under foot; birds chirping outside, household … Continue reading #5: ‘Late in the Day’, by Tessa Hadley

The Ultimate Guide to Your Next Holiday Read

I've yet to meet someone who doesn't turn to a book when holidaying. Even those most reluctant readers have one in tow when boarding a plane to their destination. Among mornings at the market, dripping afternoon ice creams and barmy Mediterranean evenings, days spent invested in books stand out in my memory of childhood holidays. … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Your Next Holiday Read

Musings on Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

When I began writing this post, I didn’t know quite what it was I wanted to say about Yanagihara’s A Little Life. What I did know was that I wanted, if not needed, to say something. Anything. Anything that would encourage others to read it or open a discussion with those who had. Anything that … Continue reading Musings on Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’