Archive for February, 2011

The BBC’s Dickensian radio spoof Bleak Expectations is being adapted for television, according to the Guardian and others. Obviously this is great news for a fantastic writer and a talented cast, but I’ve got mixed feelings about it – I love Bleak Expectations; it’s one of the funniest shows around – but like Hamish and […]


Reading book blogs has two main effects on me: it makes me feel inspired and totally bloody ignorant in equal measure. I generally have a book on the go, but whenever I read these blogs it feels like these people are consuming Joyce and Camus at a rate of knots; simply inhaling Heidegger. I feel […]


One for this kids here. Children’s author Jeremy Strong has launched a campaign for fun that will seek out the funniest school in the country. It’s on ’til the 1st April, and to enter you’ve got to come up with something fun using an A3 piece of paper (although the paper doesn’t need to be […]