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December 2, 2018

A little bit of politics... I'm going to be running Bookbinding for Beginners workshops at the Red Lion Bookshop (Colchester's finest!) in the new year.

I'll teach you how to fold and manipulate paper using specialist bookbinding tools. We will learn two book structures...

May 5, 2018

Our yoga savasana music last week was Cat Stevens' version of 'Morning has broken (like the first morning)..' Lying on my back on my mat, I was instantly transported to the Big Hall of my primary school where we gathered for assembly every morning. Big flip-over hymn s...

May 2, 2018

I was out running the other day in my local patch and I passed the usual dog walkers exchanging pleasantries and parents with toddlers in pushchairs. As I came up behind one man, I noticed that in the hood of his sweater a lizard was clinging, legs akimbo, apparently q...

January 31, 2018

When asked about the 'future for her field' last year by the TLS, Ursula K Le Guin said, 

" I hope it looks the way it does now, all wild oats and chicory and foxtail and voles and jackrabbits and quail."

So do we all, Ursula, so do we all...

January 30, 2018

MY EUROPE - AN ANTHOLOGY
EDITED BY ANNA JOHNSON 

Format: 216 x 140 mm paperback 166pp ISBN: 9781999703004
Price: £9.00
Publication date: 23 March 2018

A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, POEMS, SHORT STORIES AND PERSONAL HISTORIES WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANNA JOHNSON

This diverse and...

January 26, 2018

Overjoyed to read this headline yesterday! Twelve camels were barred from beauty pageant because their owner touched them up with Botox. Attendance at the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival is around 300,000 and the prize money £40million, so you can understand why these go...

January 24, 2018

She is dead and I am bereft: her books are transformative, urgent, real. You don't just read them - you absorb them - their strangeness and familiarity are what you want and where you want to be. She understood what it is to be human, what it is to be a woman. She was...

January 23, 2018

Dull and drizzly clumps of snowdrops brighten at my feet and the birds are singing and busy again which makes me smile they have been quiet for so long god my legs are heavy today there's a vociferous robin can it really be a year since Trump came to power he's such a...

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