I was in the Pitcher and the Piano after an SYP speaker meeting with Nicholas Clee of Bookseller fame, and with Henning Menkel’s agent!  Hurrah.  Clee was a little unsteady, and not from the booze; this unsteadiness appeared to be his general demeanour.  They play some random music in there, for sure.  And the flipping FA hadContinue reading

In the Heat: the Howards End conundrum.  How many, how many of those that dangle friendship and take it away? So exhausting, so damaging, so downright heart-rending in the small, quotidien way.  Why do you people keep doing it? Wearing shorts to work for the first time, but stop short of flip-flops.  In the blazingContinue reading