‘A Far Cry from Kensington’ by Muriel Spark

I call this type of books "cozy reading" - they're not hard work too read, they usually don't shake me emotionally and I know some of the characters are going to make me feel warm. And I always laugh when I read Muriel Spark and enjoy her social commentary. 'A Far Cry from Kensington' is … Continue reading ‘A Far Cry from Kensington’ by Muriel Spark

‘Open Secret: The Autobiography of the Former Director-General of MI5’ by Stella Rimington

I love crime stories, detective books and spy novels. I've read quite a few of Stella Rimington's novels featuring Liz Carlyle and so it was about time that I found out more about the author herself. So here are my favourite quotes from 'Open Secret: The Autobiography of the Former Director-General of MI5'. Of course … Continue reading ‘Open Secret: The Autobiography of the Former Director-General of MI5’ by Stella Rimington

On Being an Artist

"It is just an accident that determines whether an artist becomes musician, painter or writer. All art is based on a desire to communicate, a love of beauty, a need to create order out of disorder." Patricia Highsmith Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

Currently reading ‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan¬†

I'm only on chapter 4, but I am already coming across some interesting quotes in Ian McEwan's "Nutshell", that I'd like to share with you. The story is told in first person by, get ready, the foetus in a woman's body, about to come into the world. The novel is a combination of domestic story … Continue reading Currently reading ‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan¬†

Londres.London: Changing Tubes at Green Park.

This post is part of the Londres.London series. After living near six different underground stations in London, I've got to know the underground pretty well. If you ask me about changing tubes in any Central London station, I'm bound to be able to give you the quickest route or tell you where in the train … Continue reading Londres.London: Changing Tubes at Green Park.

Londres.London: Chalcot Square.

This post is part of the Londres.London series. Everyone likes visiting Camden Market in London. Usually, tourists get off at Camden Town tube and walk up the High Street. Why not take a slightly different route to the market, or continue further up North once you've done your shopping? If you're not carrying too much … Continue reading Londres.London: Chalcot Square.