Twenty-six Letters: December 2022

I don’t know what’s in the waters, but Dorset certainly produces some incredible authors. Here’s some of them with their favourite book of the year.

The Rise of the Whalebone Theatre

Jo Quinn’s life has certainly changed since she published The Whalebone Theatre. Royal invitations to Dumfries House, a trip to New York, her book on both the Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling lists… Here’s how she’s coping with it all.

Twenty-six Letters: November 2022

As the rains pour and pour, here are some fabulous books to curl up with.

Giving Emma Hardy a Voice… finally

We had so much fun doing this interview. Even though it reveals that taking things literally is one of my core skills…

Twenty-Six Letters: October 2022

I did some fascinating reading for this year’s Black history month, and plan to do much more. So many fascinating histories we’ve yet to explore.

Twenty-six Letters: September

If, as Gracie Cooper of Little Toller publishing says, ‘independents are the seed bank of the publishing industry’, then I’m delighted to introduce you to a bumper crop

Reading the Landscape

What happens when a famous nature writer issues a challenge in a national newspaper, and a reader decides to take him up on it…

Twenty-six Letters : August

Whether you’re lying on a beach or avoiding the passport queues, here are some novels to transport you…