All items: Rumer Godden

Like her heroines, Rumer Godden refused to be packaged as one kind of writer, and smother her spark. I decided to follow suit. I would dream crazy dreams.

Ali Knight explores the murky depths of the Grand Union Canal in Londonand explains how it inspires her crime fiction.

John Greening takes us to the poetic village of Little Gidding and its nearby literary landmarks.

Miranda Miller introduces us to Henry James’ Lamb House in Rye and its connections with various writers.

I am particularly inspired by writers who approach their work ever so slightly sideways. Just a step, not the whole mile. Writers who are playful.
Why do some writers choose to use a name other than the one they were born with for their writing? John Pilkington looks at some of the reasons why authors throughout history have adopted pseudonyms, and wonders if it has something to do with the need to reinvent oneself.