I collected the first printed copy of my first book (note the optimism – having rekindled my enjoyment of writing there could be more!) a few days ago. I took a taxi from Milton Keynes station to … [Read more...] about My first real book!
This week there was a meeting of the International Council of Minority Rights Group, of which I am treasurer, coinciding with MRG’s Global Team Week. All 45 of the staff were there, although one from … [Read more...] about Minority Rights Group
Another successful Chipping Norton Literary Festival, the eighth. I enjoy literary festivals; strangely the first one I ever went to was one which I helped set up, the Emirates Airline Festival of … [Read more...] about Chipping Norton Litfest
I have tried, and am now failing, to avoid writing about Brexit which has obsessed the nation for so many months. But here goes. It should have been obvious that a 45-year membership of a continuously … [Read more...] about Brexit
I’ve recently returned from Dubai where, as always, I greatly enjoyed the Emirates Literary Festival. There was controversy this year, with Antony Beevor turning down his invitation to attend because … [Read more...] about Visit to Dubai