Tag: diary

29. ‘The Boy in the Book’ by Nathan Penlington

This book took me on a little adventure of my own. As I was reading, I came across a mention of The Great Diary Project, which reminded me that I have a little diary¬†about 1940s Paris written by …

Parisian diary update

You may remember that I found a little diary in an auction. It is a little paperback book, written by a girl called Maureen from Camborne County School, and dated 1941. Unusually, it told the story of her …

Found diary

I have a friend who works in a shop and, for months, they kept a little yellow diary behind the counter. It had been lost by someone in the shop and there it stayed, waiting to be claimed. …

10. ‘Love, Nina’ by Nina Stibbe

1980s London. A young woman called Nina becomes a nanny to two boys: the sons of London Review of Books¬†editor, Mary-Kay Wilmers. Nina moves in with the family and documents their lives through letters home to her sister, …

An interview with Rowena Wiseman

It’s time for my first interview of 2014! This month I’m talking to Rowena Wiseman, a writer of literary fiction and children’s stories. She also writes plenty of great advice for writers trying to get published, on her …