The influence of the older generation

The influence of the older generation

I’m talking parents here, or grandparents, or your dad’s friend who’s almost part of the family. Not simply someone in the next age bracket up from you. Although, for all I know, they might fit into my little theme today too. Inevitably, when your...
Some classic first lines

Some classic first lines

Sometimes a book is so well known, even the first line, without any context, is recognised. Can you recognise these? There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a  good fortune,...

If music be the food of stories…

Picture this: Me in my car. CD player finishes a track (as it’s prone to), and starts on Within Temptation’s “All I Need“. My thoughts instantly deviate away from the thrilling traffic jam I’m stuck in, and I’m back with the...