High Seas

Almost forgot to report on last week’s literary jaunt.  On a night of such wind and rain as would have kept any self-respecting pirate below decks, I took myself off to Thornbury library where Adrian Tinniswood (writer, historian and fellow Tweeter) was on tour with his Pirates of Barbary.  This means I am now cognisant … Continue reading High Seas

Twentieth Century Blues

Taking a particular interest in introspective novels at the moment, in which I include Roddy Doyle’s Paula Spencer, a highly skilled and totally believable piece of writing, the only problem being that a blow by blow account of Paula’s rather dismal life, despite its momentary triumphs and disasters, just didn’t really appeal to me as … Continue reading Twentieth Century Blues