Actually, it’s more a case of – is Juliet reading now?
Whenever a parent says, ‘Little [insert name, usually a boy’s] won’t read anything!’, they mean that they never see them engrossed in a story.
A teacher’s stock answer is: ‘It doesn’t matter if it’s the back of a cereal packet, or a newspaper [...]
Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, P&P 1995
Next Monday, 28th January 2013, it’ll be exactly 200 years since Pride & Prejudice was first published. Today this book is more popular than ever - an amazing achievement for its author, an English spinster who lived quietly in the Hampshire countryside.
Jane Austen’s shelf life has been far [...]
Last night was the award ceremony for BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year and, despite competition on an Olympian scale, the overall winner was the fabulous Bradley Wiggins.
It’s now time to hear your nominations for a far less famous award - Split Personality of 2012. My husband has nominated me, having sat through numerous meetings [...]
Tonight it’s the RNA Winter Party, where Wine, Women and Writing will be in full flow. Which got me thinking …
Do you buy it from the supermarket, or at your local specialist (if you have one) at a ‘tasting’ event with a guest speaker? Do you prefer something light and refreshing, or are you a [...]
People of a certain age may remember MP Denis Healey’s comment that being criticised by Geoffrey Howe in the House of Commons was ‘like being savaged by a dead sheep’.
Well, today I am hoping for a similar experience. While the Olympians parade through London to universal acclaim, I will be doing a work presentation to [...]
This isn’t a dutiful homage to the Olympic Games – you’ll get plenty of that elsewhere. And as an antidote to the coverage itself you can always watch the BBC’s Twenty Twelve, with the wonderful Hugh Bonneville.
But what if there was such a thing as the Writing Olympics? Which events would [...]
Wimbledon - what else? The grunts, the sweat, the calls for ‘new balls, please’ - at times it feels like a scene from Fifty Shades of … White!
And today it’s wet. Again. Wimbledon would not be Wimbledon without rain stopping play. Why would anyone want a sporting event to run like clockwork? Except perhaps the [...]
Some of you may have missed my blog post on 1st June. That’s because it was one of those new invisible ones.
Naturally, it was supremely interesting, witty and hilarious. If you’d like to see it, just click on this link:
PS Anyone thinking this is just a cover-up for forgetting that it was my turn on [...]
I’m not the first Choc Lit author to have a novel brought to life as an audiobook, courtesy of W.F. Howes at Whole Story Audiobooks. And I certainly won’t be the last.
But am I the first Choc Lit author to have one read by a man?
The bloke in question is called Jonathan Keeble and he’s [...]