Politics, an unavoidably twisted affair

One of Copenhagen’s most famous landmarks is the tower of the Church of Our Saviour with its external helter-skelter staircase. The church itself is a Renaissance colossus, an elegant brute in the Dutch baroque style with Greek and Italian inflections, and it boasts northern Europe’s largest carillon, but it is the tower specifically that captures … Continue reading Politics, an unavoidably twisted affair

If publishing’s in the Last Chance Saloon, I’m ordering lunch

For the last 18 months I’ve been attending a group in my home town where writers, agents, publishers and anyone else with an interest in the book business meet, chat and have a few drinks. More often than not it goes like this: someone from the industry stands at the microphone and tells everyone that … Continue reading If publishing’s in the Last Chance Saloon, I’m ordering lunch