The Salt Path – Raynor Winn

It's no accident that I picked up The Salt Path up now. If I can't get to Cornwall myself, I'll read about someone else walking the South West Coast Path instead. Admittedly, it's hard to feel envious of Raynor Winn for much of this book. Thin sleeping bags which are chosen for weight rather than … Continue reading The Salt Path – Raynor Winn

An Interview With … Martin Ferguson

I'm joined by Martin Ferguson, author of the Relic Hunters series, for a chat about his writing and a tip-off about sour skittles. Thanks for agreeing to be grilled, Martin. First up: Tell us a bit about Adam Hunter. Adam Hunter is a 16 / 17 year old who, as the series begins, is trying … Continue reading An Interview With … Martin Ferguson

The Tree of Heaven – May Sinclair (British Library Women Writers)

The Tree of Heaven, by May Sinclair, tells the story of a middle-class family caught up in the tumult of the early Twentieth Century. Frances Harrison is wife to Anthony and mother to three children, the latter role being an all-consuming concern as she watches them grow. We first find her sitting ‘under the tree … Continue reading The Tree of Heaven – May Sinclair (British Library Women Writers)

70 Reviews: 10. A Taste of the Unexpected – Roald Dahl (Pocket Penguins)

This is the second set of short stories I’ve read from the pocket Penguin collection in a week, and I have to confess that, self-confessed literary snob though I am, I preferred the Dahl collection to the Borges. I’d taught The Landlady a couple of times, and so the construction felt more blatant – prior … Continue reading 70 Reviews: 10. A Taste of the Unexpected – Roald Dahl (Pocket Penguins)