Posts added in March 2006
Hi emile, i’m sitting in a small courtyard in = central York with a black coffee and a mobile phone. No computer. The = coffee is hot and slightly bitter. I sometimes think of you writing Nana by = candle light with some kind of quill. This note is written with my mobile.
That feeling. It’s when a particularly long piece, like a novel, is finally in the bag. You know you’ve finished it. It’s over. It was your life for the last so many months, maybe years. And now it’s gone. It’s out in the world on its own little feet. While you were involved with it […]
A boy has to peddle his book, said Truman Capote. And with that in mind I’ve published the opening chapter of my latest novel, Winged with Death, on this blog. It’s rather lengthy, but you don’t have to read it all. It will be published by Flambard Press in March 2009. I believe it was […]
“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I did an original sin. I poked a badger with a spoon.” “Say five Hail Marys and six Hello Dollys.” Eddie Izzard
Today we were at a new gallery to see the work of Ruth King, Peter Baker and Alex Cooper. We were easily tempted to buy one of Ruth King’s pots – – and intrigued by the work of York based, Peter Baker (no relation), who uses marble dust and plaster to coat the faces of […]