Enchanted by islands

My holiday itinerary always seems to involve going to, or staying on, islands. I seem mysteriously to feel the pull of these often isolated places. There is something about that distance between shore and the mainland, viewed often from a deck of a ferry, as…

Novel Houses

Houses which give books a sense of place I was in Waterstones after Christmas browsing as you do when you have gift cards burning to be spent in your wallet. In the new book section, I spied a book title which intrigued me ’Novel Houses’…

The WEA in Jesmond

There are two WEA Classes which meet in Jesmond Library. Literature in Context started in September 2019 (Fridays, 1.30-3.30) and runs for 11 weeks each term. September’s session focused on how authors begin their novels, plays and poems. In January 2020 we started a new…

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