Friday, April 16, 2010

Right tools for the job, gothic novel and the revue.

1. Writing on a CD with a fine new permanent pen purchased particularly for this task.

2. I'm really loving The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (although I do want to shout at the self-destructively virtuous and passive Laura Fairlie). When I settle down to read, I disappear into that dark world -- the brooding lake and the oppressive house and Mr Fairlie's shuttered study.

3. I went with a writing friend to the Comedy Cafe at Trinity -- and one of the acts was the pant-wettingly funny Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue (there's a video). Their set was a cavalcade of song lyric and typographic japery to a quick-fire soundtrack. It was very clever, and very slick.


  1. The Woman in White was on someone's list (can't remember who) of the best books of all time. I've had it on my "to read" list and appreciate this affirmation that it is indeed a great read.

  2. A good pen is always always the best tool to have at one's disposal.

  3. Oh yes, I just read The Woman in White a few weeks ago - such a good page turner!


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