Sweet dreams

When you’re so tired, and the weather is so bad, that all you can do is lay your head on the pillow and listen to Michael Morpurgo read extracts from his books! It doesn’t matter if you’re three, thirteen or thirty, a good story is a good story–and a good storyteller makes it all come…

The duty of life

I have thought lately that perhaps the duty of life is to make each of us more familiar with death. Not just the image of it, nor the concept, nor the loitering shadow in the slick alleyway, but the solid, sensual reality. The smoke, the metallic taste, the frosted heat, the overwhelming fullness and the…