Philip Pullman – Oxford Literary Festival

Up until two weeks ago I didn’t think I would be going to Oxford Literary Festival this year. I had tried and failed to get a single ticket to see Philip Pullman talk about all things Northern Lights related and some thoughts on his new work all about Dust – that magical substance that exists in Read more about Philip Pullman – Oxford Literary Festival[…]

The novel – another serious attempt to finish

On a blustery and quite unpleasant Monday eve last night I resisted the temptation to stay at home & cuddle up to the witchcat/radiator and headed out for a 2 hour workshop with Richard Skinner (yes he of the Fiction programme at the Faber academy) entitled Practical Writing tips. Our homework before we got to Read more about The novel – another serious attempt to finish[…]

A cat, a hat, a piece of string (with added scones and a reading)

So this weekend I was lucky enough to attend a reading with Joanne Harris, the event was part of this years Oxford Literary Festival, and it was a corker! Initially I wasn’t lucky enough to get a ticket, but thanks to a very lovely lady called Pearl, a desperate message on twitter, the Oxford lit Read more about A cat, a hat, a piece of string (with added scones and a reading)[…]