banter n. the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks. v. engage in banter. DERIVATIVES banterer n. bantering adj. banteringly adv.” –Oxford English Dictionary ‘BANTER‘ is one of our favourite words … so it goes without saying that we’re loving hosting our first ‘banter session’ with great authors, Kate Perry and Ava Miles. … Continue readings
SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, while listening to BBC 6 Music early in the morning, I had one of those rare magical moments, when you hear a song and its lyrics and melody are so mesmerising that they touch something deep inside and make the world, even for a few seconds, a better place for hearing … Continue readings
Once you have kept a Siamese cat you would never have any other kind. They make wonderful pets and are so intelligent they follow you around like little dogs.” Perhaps a tiny bit of stretch, Vivien Leigh, while not a writer herself per se, is so completely embedded in the public psyche as … Continue readings
American poet Sylvia Plath discusses her poetry in 1962.
My garden all is overblown with roses, My spirit all is overblown with rhyme…” – Vita Sackville-West poem (1921) For most of her life, Vita Sackville-West’s twin passions were writing and gardening. She wrote a gardening column for the British newspaper, The Observer, for 15 years. Her beloved gardens at her Kent … Continue readings