Strange Maps

One of the fun things about writing a novel is that it takes you to places you would never have gone otherwise, and serves up some interesting reading experiences. While I was writing Landscape I found myself gravitating towards books about maps and spotted Intimate Cartographies by L. A.  Alexander on the chucking out shelf at … Continue reading Strange Maps

Fun and games

I confess to playing around with Facebook at work (strictly as a learning experience, of course!) and really like the Virtual Bookshelf feature I found on a colleague’s page.  It lets you build a personal library with links through to Amazon, but it has a separate shelf for books you have read, are reading or would like to read. Tried … Continue reading Fun and games

Savaging the Garden

I’m indebted to a writer friend for pointing me in the direction of Mark Mills’ The Savage Garden, which I opened in some trepidation, guessing that the plot might be pretty similar to Landscape. Initially I was certainly unnerved as one early scene bears a remarkable similarity to one of my own, testimony to the amazing power … Continue reading Savaging the Garden