Month: March, 2011

Dream clinic

After my largely positive experiences at Freeman Road and the Royal Victoria Infirmary of late, I’ve been thinking about what makes for a good clinic. Here’s my list so far.
1. Friendly, welcoming staff at a reception desk which is placed so no-one has to queue or negotiate their way around each other.
2. Lots and lots [...]

Feet on the ground

Since the book deal, several people have said something along the lines of ‘Will you still talk to me when you’re famous?’ To which the answer is (a) I’m not sure I’m actually going to be famous, but (b) of course I will. Which is probably what every ‘I need unicorn sandwiches cut into the [...]

Bah! Tuesday Book Review: ‘Alias Grace’ by Margaret Atwood

I would pay good money to read Margaret Atwood’s shopping list, so I’m not exactly impartial. But of all her brilliantly imagined, gorgeously written, absorbing and humane novels, this is my favourite.

‘Alias Grace’ by Margaret Atwood.
The book is based on the true story of Grace Marks, a 16-year old Irish immigrant to Canada in [...]