The book is meditative, a stream of consciousness in some respects, and an illustration of the impact of the connections we make and how it affects the human psyche when they are lost.
Retired teacher Lewis Sullivan always imagined living by the sea. He lives instead in the Midlands village in which he was born. His grown-up daughter visits every day, bringing soup. He does not want soup. He frequents his second-favourite pub, where he can get half a shandy, a speciality sausage and a bit of … Continue reading A Review: He Wants, Alison Moore
I have been invited by author Rebecca Bradley to answer some questions about my current writing as part of a writing process blog tour. You can read her answers on her blog. So here are my responses to the following questions: What are you currently working on? I am working on the ending of my second novel. … Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour
I would like to introduce you to our guest author, Avril Joy. With a degree in History of Art and experience as a social worker then a teacher at Goldsmith's College under her belt, Avril has travelled widely, and it was her experience of working and teaching in prisons which drew her to my attention, … Continue reading Interview with Costa Short Story Award Winner, Avril Joy
Deborah Levy's Swimming Home is a book that has been on my to-be-read pile for far too long. I managed to reading it, amongst other books, while I was away last week. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize in 2012, I was expecting great things from this book and it did not disappoint. As he … Continue reading Swimming Home