According to Evolving Blogging Lore…

…one is not supposed to post either a picture of one’s cat or a picture of one’s own new book, at least not in the UK where one is still supposed to know one’s place (as Nick Cohen points out very eloquently in his feature ‘They who speak for England’ in the new July/August Standpoint issue).

We get round the taboos by posting both together!

So here is my ginger friend Solti with Songs of Triumphant Love, which is published by Hodder (both hardback & paperback) on 9 July.

Have a nice weekend.


An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens