Well now, we're off to a cracking start!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

And so the story starts...

The fine folk at Unbound Central have been nothing short of lovely having accepted Saving Grace into the fold and as a result here you are; either a paid up member of the Saving Grace Supporters Society, or shortly about to become so. Or so I sincerely hope!

To get us started and by way of saying hello and thank you, I thought a photo of the hell that is my writing desk might serve well. So here it is. A crappy little desk in reality, but one I love. Bought for a tenner from a junk store that specialises in touring the small auction houses of rural France and then poncifying their spoils with a lick of paint, it is simple and utilitarian. The shelf contruction behind the laptop screen I made with my own fair hand. The assorted detritus has accumulated like lichen on a sloth, over three years or more. Your business card will doubtless be around here somewhere, if we've ever met.

Each and every artefact has a story behind it. For example, the withered crepe paper flowers in the pen pot (top left) were made for me a cute little girl I met in Kerala, India when I was there to research a travel piece for The Lady. The pen pot itself and its twin (top right) were gifts from the Sunday Oxford Literary Festival in consecutive years (2005/2006). I'll explain other pieces over the weeks to come.

For now though, thank you for visiting, thank you for your support and I hope that enough of you come on board to get Saving Grace published and allow me to tell a gentle, wistful and hopefully funny story that might just put a smile on your face.

And by the way, may I say how lovely you look today?!

Yours aye,



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