09 July 2009

A feast of libraries

Curious Expeditions has posted a series of photographs of some of the world’s greatest libraries here (h/t Manfred Kuehn of Taking Note).

For sentimental reasons my personal favourite is still the old British Library Reading Room (memories of many hours spent working on my PhD). One striking omission is Cosin’s Library, Durham (another library which I remember with affection).

08 July 2009

The last mile

You may have noticed that I am blogging even less frequently than usual. At the moment I am making an all-out effort to get the novel into a fit state to send out to publishers. It has been hanging over me for far too long. My target is to get it finished by the middle of August. Then I can ‘forget’ about it and concentrate on some of the other things I want to write.