Random thoughts on the education of girlsDuring the recent chaotic evacuation from Kabul I read an inspiring item about the removal, lock stock and barrel, of the only girls boarding school in … [Read more...] about Random thoughts on the education of women
We’ve just driven down through France to the lovely house in Gascony where we were marooned for 3 months last year, staying for a couple of nights on the way with friends near Poitiers. We spent an … [Read more...] about Thoughts on travelling in France, then and now
Back in the days when we could all pile into a friend's conservatory and squidge up close Kathy Slack did a fabulous Festival Feast for The Buckingham Literary Festival, at the home of our friends and … [Read more...] about From the Veg Patch
I have finally finished my second book, a memoir of my relationship with the Turks and Caicos Islands provisionally titled An Accidental Envoy, which I started writing about 18 months ago. I thought I … [Read more...] about Book two finished!
There are a few authors whose books invariably leave me wanting more, writers whose characters have become so real that I feel I know them and they should have an ongoing presence in my life: Zadie … [Read more...] about English Pastoral