After last week’s flight into literary fancy, it’s back to basics with those ‘how-to-do-it’ books on my shelf. Ignoring John Mullan’s how novels work book, I still think James N Frey’s book How to Write a Damned Good Novel is, well, damned good. It was published in 1987 so I’ll just check if you can … Continue reading BACK TO REALITY

The Baby Box a Memoir: Was I an only child?

My memoir The Baby Box was officially published yesterday. However, the book has been available since the end of January and I've been enjoying a busy time selling copies. Therefore I've already received emails, cards and telephone calls from readers with their, always encouraging, comments. Two questions about the book have repeatedly been asked: the … Continue reading The Baby Box a Memoir: Was I an only child?