for writers and readers….

MY BOOKS and how I was saved by my sister and Dostoevsky…First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY Julie Drake – I am  retired and enjoying the many new (and old) things I now have time to do – particularly reading in bed in the morning! What’s … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

MY BOOKS from knights in armour to Simon Schama…First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

This is the start of a new series on the books we remember, the books that have changed our lives and the books we are reading right now…and by ‘we’ … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday to the great W.B

William Butler Yeats by John Singer Sargent 1908 William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and writer, senator and winner of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature is 150 years old today. … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 8 Comments

Leonard Cohen on Yeats and Shakespeare – Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

As a young man, Yeats spoke to me in a way I could understand. Shakespeare I couldn’t understand, but Yeats I could. It was his subject matter and also I … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments