Sheila Hancock – A New Debut

Even famous people feel intimidated, or so I’m told. Still, it’s hard to picture an Olivier award-winning actress cowering in the corner of a literature festival green room, isn’t it? And yet… The evening began wet and noisy. Rain bounced off the roof of The Times Forum tent at Cheltenham’s Literature Festival and almost as […]

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Nick Hornby Versus Cultural Snobbery

Literature; let’s think about that word. For an aspiring writer such as myself (particularly one with no appropriate qualifications in the subject), the word literature prompts a small hiccup of anxiety, one that has me pushing myself back in my seat and sidling my pen away in embarrassment. For your average reader, literature – defined […]

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