Dustbowl blues

Having work done on Connelly Mansions at the moment, which means that everything but everything is covered in a thick film of dust. It’s everywhere. I can even feel it on the keys as I write this. Amazing isn’t it, you get the builders in to knock down a...

Just being Petit

Thanks to everyone who’s e-mailed me about Chris Petit’s review in the Guardian since the weekend. I was starting to worry that by taking exception to it I was turning into a precious, huffy author who couldn’t handle criticism, but if your messages...

Carrying Baggage

It’s been a while since I’ve been on Excess Baggage, so it was just like old times when I was on this morning, apart from me being a bit older and probably a bit fatter, that is. Poor old Sandi had a pretty horrible chest infection that made her sound a...