Evelyn Dunbar was the only salaried female World War II artist, yet the importance of her work is continually being reassessed and belatedly recognised. Continue reading Evelyn Dunbar at The Watts Gallery
I had a spare 10 minutes in Guildford the other day.
So I headed straight for Guildford Castle.
The RHS Hampton Court Flower show is always wonderful. My camera and I always really look forward to visiting.
The show gardens and the floral marquees are something truly special to behold.
‘In a way it’s easier to do a short thing, all in one flight that a novel. Novels are frightfully clumsy and overpowering of course; still if one could only get hold of them it would be superb. I daresay one ought to invent a completely new form.’ Virginia Woolf. Continue reading Two Stories: Virginia Woolf and Mark Haddon
‘Books are essentially a social medium’ we are told in the short story Mrs Bennet by Penelope Lively. If that is true (and I believe it is), then short stories are surely the most gregarious form of literature. Continue reading The Purple Swamp Hen And Other Stories by Penelope Lively
I wrote a piece on Literature and Gardens for Spectator Life Online. Click here to read it.