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“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”

I’ve had an interesting, fun and varied year of proofreading and editing, as well as starting a new job working in libraries, and another writing for a publisher. I’ve been busy, but having a ridiculously good time. Below I’ve collected … Continue reading

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The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry

Translated by Siân Reynolds, this short French novel is an amusing soliloquy in the voice of a librarian. She finds someone who has been locked in overnight, and variously scolds, enlightens and lectures them on literature, subject hierarchies, book classification, and … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

This year there has been a bit of a theme emerging in the bestseller list: older chaps who wander off in the tradition of the Latin solvitur ambulando, solving problems through walking. I cite as evidence The Hundred Year Old Man … Continue reading

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