There’s something almost alchemical about the moment a hard copy of your book is finally pressed into your hot hands. A strange kind of magic that has turned the base material – people and plot and places – that has swum for months in a kind of story soup in your head into, if not solid gold, something solid, and golden to you. Today I got to hold and then take home a bound proof of The Queen of Bloody Everything before it’s sent out into the world. So for today, at least, I am glittering.
- Lockdown Library: Late to this, but the perfect follow-up to Shuggie Bain and Motherwell, and just as compelling. Enlightening, frightening, but ultimately cathartic - a great escape story (though, of course, no one ever really does).A tiny slice of paradise.Little reminder I’m teaching on this @arvon__ course in June with the sublime @acwilsonwriter Join us!Lockdown Library: my poor poor heart. Agnes and Shuggie and Leek will stay with me for a long time. Just beautiful.Picnic @glovefactorystudios in a hatDoorstep with novel #amreading
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