Introducing SONGS…

A little video from our book launch bash the other week in which I introduce Songs of Triumphant Love and thank people, but probably not as many as I should have. I’m especially grateful to my military advisers, as imagining the internal processes of the young Londoner, Alistair, who joins the army and is sent to Afghanistan may have been horribly topical, but was nevertheless a challenge.

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"