The diary of a journalist and novelist. I write about books, films, education, family, France, the seaside and much more besides.

House With No Name: latest blogs

091192-FCX

Book review: The Postcard by Fern Britton

31
May
2016

Fern Britton makes the rest of us seem woefully inadequate. She’s one of the UK’s best-loved broadcasters, has completed a host of mega bike rides across Egypt, India and Cuba (raising thousands of pounds for charity in the process) and ...continued

Published in •
24
May
2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time yesterday, Kate looking stunning in a bright green Catherine Walker dress. Catherine Walker, of course, ...continued

22
May
2016

A GPs’ surgery is a brilliant setting for a novel, especially when it’s staffed by a group of doctors who all have their own issues to deal with. There’s newly ...continued

Published in •
20
May
2016

The news that The Hoxton has opened a new hotel in Amsterdam was a good enough excuse for me. I was looking for a place to celebrate a scarily big wedding ...continued

Published in •
14
May
2016

I’ve been a fan of Lisa Jewell’s books for as long as I can remember. I read her first novel, Ralph’s Party, after the high-brow poet and academic Tom Paulin reviewed it ...continued

Published in •
Click here to see more blog posts

Journalism