70s Dinner Party
A Book This Bedtime
A Country Road
A Country Road A Tree
A Death At Fountains Abbey
Boney and Clyde
Book this bedtime
Elogio de la Pintura
Fishfingers à la King
Girl About Town
One With You
Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Ten War Poems
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
The Book This Bedtime
The Human Phonograph
The Naked Muse
The News Of Her Death
The Shogun's Queen
a book this bedtime
book this bedtime
for the most beautiful
girl about town
how chard can it be?
September 16, 2016
September 7, 2016
Prawn vol-au-vent, anyone?
November 4, 2016
July 24, 2016
A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker (Doubleday, £11.99)
Perhaps the strangest thing about this whole mesmerising story is that it's true. If you thought literary writers spent their lives propelled as if on casters from bed to desk to library...
April 23, 2016
Photograph © Francesco Guidicini
Kindness is dead. She was knifed, no axed, no shot by her boyfriend, a lover, a man in a red car that was not a silver Pajero and the five ladies who were her colleagues in the hair saloon (sic) where she...
April 21, 2016
One With You by Sylvia Day (Penguin, £7.99)
Hankies, check. Glass of wine, check. Comfy sofa, check. Copy of One With You? Sorted. I’m settling down for the blockbuster finale of Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series, a bit late to the party I adm...
April 12, 2016
We'll Always Have Paris by Emma Beddington, (Pan Macmillan, £12.99)
Never trust a book by its cover. After reading the line on the front of Emma Beddington's memoir, I thought it was about trying and failing to become French - frothy, witt...
March 8, 2016
An Unreliable History of Tattoos By Paul Thomas (Nobrow Press, £14.99)
Now spring is coming, warm sun and longer days coax many things into the open: the blossom will bloom on the bough, the baby birds will take their first flights, and me...
March 4, 2016
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis (Two Roads, £14.99)
What a gloriously odd little book this is. Inside its beautiful cover lurks a tale that will confound all your expectations of historical literary heroines, though its darkly intense c...
I almost didn’t do this course, which would have been a shame as I’ve learned so much.
Back in October I had the first draft of a novel I knew wasn’t working, but didn’t know how to fix. I was starting to avoid it when a Curtis Brown newslet...
February 12, 2016
For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser (Doubleday, £12.99)
The only prize I ever won in school was for speaking Greek verse. We, half a dozen state school girls from Hertfordshire, took on the might of the top (male) public schools and won....
February 8, 2016
The Widow by Fiona Barton (Bantam Press, £12.99)
The publishers Transworld nail psychological thrillers like a dagger to the heart. Already at the top of the charts with Girl On A Train by Paula Hawkins and Renee Knight's Disclaimer, they h...