As trailed, we’re off to Edinburgh tomorrow, to try and squeeze in as much as possible. We’ll try and update while we’re away, to share our adventures (or just our holiday snaps). In the meantime, a few things we’ve spotted over the weekend:
In the Sunday Telegraph, reviewing John Carey’s new William Golding biography, Jonathan Bate doesn’t trust those women people: “Various other unseen remarks about the female of the species will not be pleasing to feminists. Given that English literature is now a subject predominantly taught and srtudied by womne, Golding’s future in the canon may be under threat.” The review doesn’t seem to be online.
Dan’s been reading Sunnyside by Glen David Gold; halfway through it, it was in the running for his book of the year. Almost finished, he’s finding it tedious. (See Patrick Ness’s review in the Guardian.)
The gardening pixie’s been at work clearing out the greenhouse! She and Anna have planted autumn’s crops, so more on that soon…