The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has invited me back to blog in celebration of the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, so I thought I’d share with you the first time thatRead More →
Posts in the Category: ODDS AND SODS
This week I’m buried in my manuscript and there’s no creative energy left over for elaborate posts but I wanted to share an inspirational talk from writer Malcolm Gladwell.
If you’d like to hear his advice …Read More →
I just had to share this with you because I love it so much. Of course it’s London, my home town, which helps. But I adore the professor flying on his penny farthing, …Read More →
I was trawling through the internet looking for 18th century resources for a book I’m hatching when I came across this site for the newly revived Eccentric Club in London and was struck by how …Read More →
It’s the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. Chetham Library in Manchester, England, was founded in 1653 for the education of “the sons of honest, industrious and …Read More →
In what ways do you challenge yourself in your writing?
The book I’m writing explores the relationship between religion, magic, and science in the hearts, minds and actions of man since the Renaissance. I could have …Read More →
In a genre that is as much about wish-fulfillment as it is a reaction to the Scientific Revolution that denied us mystique and magic in favor of equations and mechanics, …Read More →
If I could design my own reading room what would it look like?
I’ve often thought about this. Would it be a long gallery with mullioned windows like the library in …Read More →
A turn of the century film of London traffic, 1903, that I found on Lee Jackson’s wonderful blog on Victorian London: The Cat’s Meat Shop. I think I’ll be a regular there now. It’s …Read More →