Speaking of Talks…

…I am giving a talk/reading at East Sheen Library on Thursday evening this week re Songs of Triumphant Love. Arrive 7 for 7.30pm, & very modest ticket price includes vino. Address: Sheen Lane Centre, Sheen Lane, London SW14 – approx 1 min from Mortlake Station (SW trains from Waterloo, 22 mins). Just in case you’re within bussing-in distance (33, 337 and 209) and have nothing better to do.

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