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
Dubai for the Literary Festival again, the 12th edition. It was, as ever, lovely to be back, to meet up with old friends and to make new ones. This year Dubai also hosted an informal conference of … [Read more...] about Dubai Literary Festival
My memoir An Accidental Bookseller has finally been published! On Monday we had a launch party at Foyles, attended by 170 people, a great mixture of family, friends and book-trade people (most of them … [Read more...] about Launch party at Foyles
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!