Thursday, 14 June 2007
I had another little piece read out today, by Robert Elms on Radio London. It was a tiny smidgeon of an article about the historical significance of the name 'Whetstone' which is a part of North London, so far out it's almost in Hertfordshire. Whetstone is, supposedly, named after the stone which the soldiers used to sharpen their swords during the Battle of Barnet, in the Wars of the Roses - it was fought on nearby Barnet Common. The stone is still there, outside the Griffin Pub. Is it true? Who knows. Is it great that we treasure that kind of tale in this great City. Yea!
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Today I had a little piece read out at 6.30 pm on BBC's 'At London' programme. My piece was on the subject of 'Sub-Conscious Profiling' - the proposal that prospective employees might be tested to see whether they harbour racial prejudice in the sub-conscious mind. Wrote Chapter 6 of 'Face The Champion' and got my hero out of jail (temporarily).
Sunday, 3 June 2007
Yesterday I did such a fun thing - met up with friends who belong to HistficCritque, an internet critique group for historical novelists. It was such fun to 'press the flesh' of friends I've laughed with, cried with, shared with and critiqued over the internet. Some of us in the group live in Canada, some the USA, some Australia and three here in the UK. We met in Govinda, a vegetarian restaurant in London's Soho, and talked writing for five hours solid!