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Monthly Archives: December 2007
Wendy Cope’s Christmas poem is quite beautiful. I heard it on Radio Four on, I think, Saturday night last. As far as I can tell it was published a couple of years ago, but it is timeless. I can’t post … Continue reading
Today’s questions are: 1 What fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007? (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’tcount.)2 What non-fiction book (or books) would you … Continue reading
I hope you don’t think it’s too early … but I took this last night, after decorating it on the weekend. And now for the cumberland sauce, the brandy butter, the smoked mackerel pate (yes), the Dickens reread – or … Continue reading
At the beginning of November Canongate said that the first 100 people who registered on THE GIFT site would receive a free copy of Lews Hyde’s The Gift. All you had to do in return was pledge to make a … Continue reading
… this morning I went out into my garden (small L-shaped plot, actually) to take this picture … … because I just couldn’t help wondering how they survive in the frost. See here, some cyclamen tolerate frost very well, some … Continue reading
… This week’s question is suggested by Island Editions: Do you have a favourite book, now out of print, that you would like to see become available again? (I have several…) Mine is The Agony and the Ego (click on … Continue reading