A Geography of Delight and Dark

As a child, the first books I read about animals always did the same thing: they put each character in its own place, its own home. As if, in the whole imagined world within the pages, there was only one of each, and you always knew where to find him (him – not many were … Continue reading A Geography of Delight and Dark

Books for the Temporary End of the World

For all that I read a lot, most of my reading is done while doing other things - mainly commuting, and eating. I very rarely actually sit down in a corner and read. Usually. Well, these are not usual times. Here are a few books that I can heartily recommend for anyone who needs a … Continue reading Books for the Temporary End of the World

Isolation Thoughts (3): If, If, If

My Outlook calendar is in an alternate reality to me. Island Holiday! Sophie’s birthday party. Hike! Book group. Mike’s birthday party. Kat? Lido. Pack up flat. Cheddar Gorge Trip. Leaving drinks. In physics, the many-worlds interpretation holds that for each decision you make, a parallel reality hives off. Branches away. I've always been an If? … Continue reading Isolation Thoughts (3): If, If, If