September 2017

September 18, 2017

The singer or the song?

I’m a big re-reader of most things, particularly cereal packets and shampoo bottle labels (depending where I’m sitting), and recently I decided to take another trip into Bruce Chatwin’s 1987 ‘classic’ The Songlines. I first read this for a university module a couple of years after it came out. Aged 22, I […]
September 7, 2017

It was 20 Years ago…er, a few days back…

I’m not a novelist (or a Royalist or, God save us, both) but I’m somewhat surprised there seems to be no new fiction recording or reflecting on the extraordinary events of late August/early September 1997. Yes, there was something dramatic happening with a Mercedes and a gilded couple in a tunnel in […]