|Castleton, for no reason other than it's lovely|
Good to see the return of Doctor Who and Jonathan Creek, both of which washed over me in a lovely, comfy way. More stimulating was Perspectives, where the wondrous Sheila Hancock considered 'The Brilliant Bronte Sisters'. Wuthering Heights is one of my favourite books - much to the disgust of both my sons, who had to study it for various exams. But entertainment highlight of the whole weekend was on Radio 4 last night: Bravo Figaro, Mark Thomas's show about his relationship with his opera-loving father. Find it on iPlayer; it's wonderful.
Booking is now open for the Althorp Literary Festival. I'm going on the Friday. See you there.
In other news for writers:
- If you were thinking of writing for LandLove or Alphafit, don't bother. Neither pays.
- Last Friday, Radio 4 (again!) broadast the first of three programmes about the Bristol Short Story Competition.
- Via Twitter I was led to an article on 'Book Publshing 101: What Publishers Are Looking For'. Worth a look to brush up on the basics.