• The Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (phew, there's a lot of them about) History Month takes place every year in February, and in 2011 Dru and I will be doing our bit. We like to be part of the history. At 6pm on the evening of Friday 25th February we will therefore be reading from Becoming Drusilla, and answering questions, at Bristol Central Library. However, to prove our commitment to the cause we're going to do an extra reading outside the constraints of History Month, at 7.30 on Friday 18th March at the Central Library in Plymouth. This is part of Plymouth Out Fest, and in these threatened times is another demonstration of the virtuous uses to which libraries can

    Jan 27,
  • At last. Christmas has gone away. Now that the advertising has died down, it might be a good time to say something reasonable about the Kindle, or at least more measured than their own trumpet-blowing that was everywhere during the gift-giving season. 'Think of a book. Sixty seconds later you can be reading it.' Possibly, but there's another step in between. You have to hand over some money. Instead of getting annoyed by this separation between source and consumer ('Think of a cow. An hour later you can be eating it.') the advertising made me think of a much older campaign, for razors, which provides an excellent analogy for the contest between books and e-readers. Despite what the techies

    Jan 11,