Book nook

I’m reading Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, by Katy Butler. It’s not light, as you might guess; I find it compelling and enervating so far. Anyone in my age range will have to seriously consider her parents’ deaths, if not her own; and this book is a warning […]

Such a lovely dream

of my alma mater and an odd but happy return, in which I got to stay at the top of a residential house in a rooftop suite with windows and skylights and my own kitchen and a patio with cafe service (!) and room for the cats and loads of time to sit and think […]

Nella Last

I know I’m biased, being the daughter of a Barrow girl – but I do think that Mrs Last’s diary is one of the best I’ve ever read, and no one, not Walpole or Wordsworth, writes as well or as beautifully of the Lakes. My uncle’s widow’s family knew her, I think. Glad she had […]