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… Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More