Returning to the scene of the crime…

    It involved a cat, as usual. I was determined to find the latest incarnation of Simpkins. For the uninitiated, that’s the cat who resides at Hertford College, Oxford. The one with the bridge – college not cat. I caught a glimpse from my bedroom window, but resigned myself to preparing for the lecture…

On the Toilet Circuit? My First literary Gig

  John Harris made a great programme for BBC Radio 4 on the ‘toilet circuit’, music venues that were so small, they were likened to loos. Whether or not they were a public convenience or inconvenience, I guess, is another story. My first ‘literary gig’ took place courtesy of the wonderful Archway With Words, down in the…