I write, mostly about books. Sometimes books are a means of writing about something else – a way of getting closer to the truth of a situation.
My features and reviews have appeared in publications including the Financial Times, Spectator, Guardian, 1843, the TLS and Country Life.
These pieces are the most important to me:
Christmas past: behind the scenes at Dennis Severs House (FT Weekend House & Home, 6 December, 2019)
A treat to talk to David Milne, curator of this special Spitalfields house, about creating an unusual, unforgettable Christmas. Featuring some beautiful, atmospheric pics by Tori Ferenc.Read
How do authors earn a living? It's a Catch-22 situation (FT Weekend Life & Arts, 7 June 2019)Read
Books on the Street – The Rise of Micro-libraries (FT Weekend Magazine, 3 August, 2018)
While we bemoan the tragic dwindling in our public libraries, informal book-swaps - "micro-libraries" - are on the rise. I look at how, where and why.Read
Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie (The Spectator, 2 November 2019)
An amazing collection of essays, which prompted, I think, probably one of the best bits of critical writing I've done.Read
Inside Stories from a Prison Book Club (Guardian, 2016)Read