Two Times a Lady: The Extraordinary Travels of Mary Anne Stewart

Whenever I fly from London to New Zealand, I am gripped by excitement and despair when the interactive map of the flight path becomes available on the little screen. Excited because of the huge size of the world, compared to the tininess of Britain and New Zealand, and despair because I know how slowly the little … More Two Times a Lady: The Extraordinary Travels of Mary Anne Stewart

‘Confer-ence’

One of the interesting people I follow on Twitter is Laurence Raw, a member of the English Faculty at Baskent University in Turkey. He has written extensively on adaptation and the discipline of adaptation studies in a variety of texts including Adapting Henry James to the Screen: Gender, Fiction, and Film, and Adapting Nathaniel Hawthorne to the … More ‘Confer-ence’

‘I am King of ALL the People’: Edward VII and authorial comment

In November 2014 I attended a workshop on archival research at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing at Wolfson College. During a day of fascinating discussion with a large group of writers working on diverse subjects in many different ways, one of the main themes of the day concerned what might be called ‘tone’: having … More ‘I am King of ALL the People’: Edward VII and authorial comment