Sunday, April 08, 2012

New blog

I've integrated my blog into my website, and will post there from now on.

Read my updates on

It includes the archived posts from this blog, but this blog will not be updated.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Notable - is that the same as infamous?

Delightful news today that Act of Faith has been listed as one of the Notable Books for Older Readers for 2012 by the Children's Book Council of Australia.
There are some fine books on the list, including Penni Russon's superb Only Ever Always and Vicki Wakefield's All I Ever Wanted, so I'm extremely honoured. You can read the whole list and the shortlist for Book of the Year here.

Virginia Woolf - in her own words

Her lecture 'Craftsmanship', part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29, 1937.


'Words do not live in dictionaries, they live in the mind.' - Virginia Woolf

Monday, April 02, 2012

Vita Sackville-West - in her own voice

Reading passages from The Land, recorded by Columbia in 1931 for the International Education Society.

I find these sorts of thing enormously moving: hearing the voices of long-gone people I've heard in my head for years.