Travelling Like a Writer

Travelling Like a Writer

With a perpetually long list of destinations my husband and I are eager to visit, we moved the Faroe Islands to the top of our wish list earlier this year when I began planning a new novel set in this remote archipelago of the North Atlantic. I won’t give anything...
All About the Voice

All About the Voice

I’m listening to the mesmerising voice of Meryl Streep as she narrates Tom Lake, a novel by Ann Patchett, one of my favourite authors. I wander around the house, making the bed, watering house plants, shoving laundry in the washing machine. Completing chores,...
Lost in Libraries

Lost in Libraries

If you’re passionate about books, you’re probably passionate about libraries and would be happy to be lost inside one for a day. Step through the doors of a library and your senses are hit with distinctive smells of ink and paper, sounds of muted footsteps and hushed...
Perfect Winter Reads

Perfect Winter Reads

I swapped my sandals for fur-lined boots when I moved with my family from Australia to Europe in 2008 and we began celebrating Christmas in wintertime. During the coldest, darkest days of the year, our home is filled with cosy tea lights, we snuggle under blankets...
The Scattergun Approach

The Scattergun Approach

I’ve been jumping around like a jackrabbit when it comes to reading during the past year. One week I’m delving into The Europeans by Henry James then I’m switching centuries to read about modern-day émigrés in Janice Lee’s The Expatriates. I burrow into Renaissance...

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