The theme of the 15th Emirates Literary Festival, which we attended a couple of weeks ago, was ‘Old Friends’. It was, of course, great to be back and to meet up with some of the authors we have got to … [Read more...] about Old friends, and memories
This morning I was writing about Africa and wanted some background information about an advisor to Jomo Kenyatta whom I had met a couple of times when I lived in Nairobi back in the 1970s. I popped … [Read more...] about Musings on the magical rabbit warren that is Wikipedia.
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
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