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In my book TITIAN’S BOATMAN (published on 26th January) one of my characters, Terry, is an actor taking on the role of King Leontes in   881 more words


December round-up

2016 is gone, I’m not sure if it’s a good or a bad thing, but let’s not dwell on that, looking forward is probably the best way now. 454 more words


Jeanette Winterson - Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

All the mythological fruits a reader might yearn for

I came to Jeanette Winterson quite late, and have no idea what took me so long. Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, her first book, is the fourth Winterson I’ve read in as many months. 874 more words

Book Review

Love and Madness-Two Female Writers

For the final week of 2016 I’m reviewing two short works by two larger than life female writers.

Although both books seem completely different (one is a modern 20th century romance while the other is a book of short works from the 19th century), they are powerful works that explore common themes of love and loss, grief and rage, and hurt and healing. 1,336 more words


Christmas Days - Jeanette Winterson

This was my Christmas gift for myself. I read Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? at the beginning of the year and loved it, I still have to get to  757 more words


Christmas Days - Jeanette Winterson (2016)

Well I must say that if you like a Christmassy read, then Christmas Days has got be one of the most Christmassy books around at the moment. 1,075 more words

You're a Complete and Utter Mess (P.S. You Have to be Brave)

In the book of Bereishis we read of numerous births, yet only two sets of twins: Yitzchak and Rivkah’s twins, Yaakov and Esav and in this week’s holy sedrah, Parshat Vayeishev, we read of the birth of Perez and Zerach, the twins of Yehuda and Tamar. 1,711 more words