Norway’s terrorist.

I’m as shocked as the rest of you over recent events in Norway. Early reports said some Fundamental Islamic group had claimed credit (boy do they have egg on their faces now!). Did you think what I did? Norway?! What can possibly be offensive about Norway apart...

Smiling assassins

Everyone likes dolphins, right? We look at their smiley faces, watch their cute antics in the water, see the occasional video of a dolphin smooching up to a dog/cat/child on a boat and think: awww, how sweet! All my life dolphins have been the quintessential good...

A Literary Mid-wife.

I’m not one to blow my own trumpet but lately I’ve had some lovely feedback from some of my editorial clients. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to bore you with a long list of testimonials; that’s not why I’ve mentioned this.) I confess...

War stories

As you may or may not know, I review books (mainly children’s and Y.A. Lit). In the past few months I’ve noticed a bit of a theme going on. There’ve been a number of books about war, or the consequences thereof. I guess it’s a reflection of the...