Category: review

Review and Giveaway: The Book of Dust

And then there was the word Dust with a capital D, as if it wasn’t ordinary dust but something special . . .



I recently pushed myself out of my comfort zone and entered a writing competition. It’s not something I have done before, but I saw it and knew I had the beginnings of a draft somewhere that I could use. So, to challenge myself, I did it. Here is my entry, in all it’s late night edited glory. I hope you enjoy it and feedback is, as always, hugely welcome and much appreciated!

Poet’s Corner – The Black Dog

Last night, I was reading Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive (review & giveaway coming soon), and he describes depression in the way Churchill did – as a black dog. Just as a I began to drift to sleep, my brain latched on to that metaphor, and my latest poem was born. Luckily, I wrote this one down… I will never stop being surprised by the power of words.

Brighton Rock

There is little better in this world than a welcome and anticipated break. A few months ago, we booked a trip to Brighton; after watching¬†8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and crying with laughter at a tiny snippet of Joe Lycett (if you haven’t watched it, I’ve linked it below for your perusal…), we immediately Googled his tour and…