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
Today marks the end of the 10th week since we arrived at Le Plan in Gascony for our usual three-week summer visit. Due to circumstances outside our control we have been unable to return home and for … [Read more...] about Involuntary confinement
For the first time since the world went into lockdown five months ago we have travelled abroad! Having spent 5 months during which we hardly left Puxley, contemplating a future with seriously reduced … [Read more...] about La Gascogne
Covid Chronicle It is now 12 weeks since we left London for our self-isolation at Puxley, my wife’s farm house in rural Northants, part 18th century, part nineteenth. As luck would have it we had … [Read more...] about Covid Chronicle