Wigtown Book Festival | 27 September – 6 October 2019 No Images? Click here What’s in store this November? The nights may have drawn in, but there’s still plenty happening in and around Wigtown this month. We’ve got a selection of plays, … Continue reading Literature Ambassador: Wigtown Happenings
Once upon a time weekends were for partying, with a constant supply of new frocks, impossible shoes, make-up, booze, and friends. This lasted, as an impression if not a way of life, for about twenty years. Though marriage, motherhood and … Continue reading Confessions of a Weekend Reader
Being scolded for gasping with joy at the sight of so many books rather put me off libraries as a child, which may well have been the old bat’s intention. It seemed she believed the edifying power of books teetered … Continue reading Libraries Week
With three hours till my first event I expected to get to Wigtown in plenty of time for a leisurely lunch and maybe even get in a little bookshop browsing before kick off; it is, after all, only seventy five … Continue reading Wigtown Odyssey
With only one week to go before the start of the 20th Wigtown Book Festival I still haven’t come to a decision about which day to go. It’s a good two hour drive to Wigtown from here, and I can’t … Continue reading News from Wigtown: One Week to Go!
I’ve already said this, and I don’t think it can be said too often: the Wigtown Book Festival is twenty years old this year, and it’s set to be a tremendous event. The team have worked their little cottons right … Continue reading News from Wigtown: Two Weeks to Go!
Tomorrow we leave for London*, where we will house-sit for three and a half weeks. Which feels like a gift from the gods, and I hope to use it wisely, thus, as well as the usual clothes, camera, and bathroom … Continue reading Capitalisation
I’m not here at the moment, and I’ve had terrible trouble getting my computer to accept the wi-fi password of there (where I currently am) but, suddenly, it worked, just in time for Word Press to wish me a happy … Continue reading One Fat Lady
On how to organise your books in a small home library. Continue reading Library Matters
I love ambiguity, it’s a very useful tool for creative writers; when used well it opens the portal to myriad fascinating possibilities of meaning, and gives the reader the opportunity to add her/his own meaning, so the work becomes a … Continue reading Questions of Grammar: Ambiguity