Category Archives: blogpost

Deep Dish

(These are not the dishes in question, but these dishes are for sale on my Etsy shop.) For my fourth and final year of university I moved off campus into a flat. I was sharing with a pal I’d met … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mythology of Loss?

I’m not a loser. That is, I don’t lose things. Oh sure, I’d be hard pressed to tell you what became of much of my childhood detritus — toys, clothes, the contents of our dressing up box. Let’s blame Mom … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Binge Reading: Leonora Carrington

The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington By Joanna Moorhead Out now from Virago Press, £20 hardcover Down Below  By Leonora Carrington Out 18 May from New York Review Books Classics £8.99 paperback The Hearing Trumpet By Leonora Carrington Exact Change Books … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost, Book review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BOOK REVIEW: Sarah Schmidt

See What I Have Done By Sarah Schmidt Out 4 May from Tinder Press, £12.99 hardback Unsolved mysteries stick in our collective memory like burrs, a constant irritant to our curiosity. Every so often someone comes along with a solution … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost, Book review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Apologetic Mode

  I know, I know, where have I been? Off trying to earn money, trying to unscramble my head, and reading a lot of books that I’m either reviewing for an unnameable client (and most of which are horrific) or … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost, Book review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Of an Age (with added books)

(Photo by Todd Webb circa 1949) NB: When originally posted I attributed the final quote to Colette, when it was in fact, written by Marina Benjamin. This post has been modified for accuracy! In the autumn of 1997, I was … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost, Book review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Teach Your Children Well

Eli and Gloria, sans spectacles, circa 1956 My folks come in for a lot of teasing on this blog, but this is a post celebrating them for raising me right. My father’s parents were not extensively educated. They’d emigrated from … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: The Essex Serpent

  The Essex Serpent By Sarah Perry Published 2 June by Serpent’s Tail, £12.99 hardback & ebook If you love strong heroines, historical fiction that wears its research lightly, authors who handle large casts as adeptly as DeMille behind the megaphone, … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost, Book review | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

BOOK REVIEWS: Three for May

The Outside Lands By Hannah Kohler Out now from Picador; £12.99 hardcover Thank goodness Hannah Kohler ignored her MA advisor’s recommendation to shelve this novel, because it required research, and instead, concentrate on something closer to home, which she already … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost, Book review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

And so to bed…

What a lot of history lives in this photograph. That table, bottom right? My mother bought it during the 1960s or 1970s, somewhere in Stony Brook, where we had been living since 1965. It was covered in high gloss paint … Continue reading

Posted in blogpost | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments