Talking about cutting

‘I’m going away for a bit.’ ‘Can I come?’ says the book. ‘I was hoping to leave you at home,’ … More

In the bookshop

I have given myself the afternoon off. I have sat for hours in good faith at my desk, all in … More

The Milkmaid

The book has vanished. I don’t mean left the house, or popped out to see a friend. I mean vanished. … More

To failure!

I listened to the most wonderful radio programme about failure the other day. It featured Anne Enright talking with clear-eyed … More