Monthly Archives: March 2012

Paris Revisted

A new edition has just been published of the fascinating ‘Paris Revisited’ by Anaïs Nin, edited by Karl Orend, who sent me a copy. Wonderful. It contains a brief piece that Nin wrote when she returned to Paris for the … Continue reading

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Voiceless

On Monday 19th March I’m doing a live webchat for the Guardian bookclub. Luckily ‘live’ in this case means mute – apparently I only have to type my chat – which is just as well as I have lost my … Continue reading

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Cumbria spring

I returned this morning from a magical couple of days in Cumbria – seem to have hit just the right weekend as the  sun shone and the temperature rose. And though the locals tried to pretend it was always warm … Continue reading

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Keswick

Packed and all ready to head off to Keswick for the Words By The Water festival. It feels like an excellent moment to be going, spring perking up all over the place, just about ready for a brief blast of … Continue reading

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Felix the cat

Things you can’t put in the book: the songs that are going through people’s heads. Nancy as a child loved Felix the Cat, so here he is, in a little clip – Felix in Hollywood. I discovered that my father … Continue reading

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