Somehow I am always drawn to visiting Wimbledon.
‘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.
‘Beneath a Mexican Sky’ is one of the most eye-catching gardens.
It’s that time of year again!
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Press Day.
I wrote a feature in ARGO Magazine on Greek culture in fashion. Here it is! Continue reading ARGO Magazine Feature
The fox in literature is a cunning creature of cleverness and wisdom. In his book ‘Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art’ Lewis Hyde observes the symbolism of the fox: ‘Folklore about foxes has it that a fox, pursued by the hounds, will sometimes run a distance and then double back on its own tracks; when the hounds come to the place where the fox turned they are flummoxed and wander around barking at one another.’ It is this pattern, sewn like layered stitches that ricochet back and forth that we see so expertly handled and tricksily explored in Paula Cocozza’s debut novel ‘How To Be Human’. Continue reading How To Be Human by Paula Cocozza Review