Your Favourite Children’s Book

I’ve been invited to a baby shower that asks people coming to bring a copy of their favourite children’s book for the baby in question. The very first thing I thought of was the dual collection of When We Were Very Young and Now We are Six that my mum used to read to me […]

Books about Books and Writing About Writing

I’m reading A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book at the moment, and pondering how much I love to read books about books. Byatt has a way of making the artistic world of her novels so completely tangible that it’s like getting to read two or three books in one. It’s what I loved most about Possession, […]