The Scheme for Full Employment

Scheme Cover


Scheme Inside


When I first met you I thought of this book…

I think it must be because of planning and Britishness (in the best way)



(Feb ’06)

Published in: on April 14, 2014 at 9:52 am  Leave a Comment  

The Village in the Jungle by Leonard Woolf

VJ Cover


VJ Inside



To a good and gentle friend,


with love,


Thank you for all your help recently – it’s really appreciated.

P.S. This is the book that I would like to film – a project for the future!

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

(The fox to the Little Prince, in “The Little Prince” by A. de Sainte-Exupery.)

North London Literary Festival – April 2nd & 3rd

I’m going to be talking book dedications this Wednesday, April 3rd, at the North London Literary Festival.


Full details here:

Published in: Uncategorized on March 31, 2014 at 10:23 am  Leave a Comment  

London at Dawn by Anthony Epes




I thought that something somewhat nostalgia-enhancing was in order, even if your own experience of early morning London is probably for the most part through pretty knackered post-club eyes (see page 100 for the Raver’s Eye View of the world after Fabric).

I will miss your presence on such mornings (and indeed on the nights which will proceed [sic] them) terribly, but I’m really happy for you and for Pook too.

Best of Luck in this new venture.

I hope it won’t be too long till I see you again.

Lots of Love,

Nicola x.



Published in: on March 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jerusalem Countdown by John Hagee

Jerusalem Cover


Jerusalem Inside


My Love

Here is a book for you to critically appraise [smiley-faced doodle]

“Read not to contradict nor to believe, but to weigh & consider” – Francis Bacon

Your Love

April 07

Published in: on March 20, 2014 at 10:32 am  Leave a Comment  

Brit-Think, Ameri-Think by Jane Walmsley

Brit Cover

Brit Inside

To: Steve -

A guide to keep you out of as much trouble as possible next year. Will it work?!




Published in: on March 14, 2014 at 10:31 am  Leave a Comment  

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

M&M Cover


M&M Inside


[Of Mice and Men] Has a lot of profanity!! and Rasism [sic]

[Illustrated examples]

Published in: on March 7, 2014 at 9:53 am  Leave a Comment  

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

lighthouse cover


lighthouse inside


I’ve so enjoyed teaching you this year and wish you every success in all that you do



As Shakespeare said (and he is never wrong!) “Brevity is the soul of wit”. Remember this in everything you write – choose words wisely and use as few words as possible. But really, it has been a pleasure teaching you these two years. Best wishes for the future.





Hell hath no limits, nor is it circumscrib’d / In one self place, but where are is hell

The intense horror of nightmare came over me

Seek happiness in tranquillity and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries

Published in: Uncategorized on March 2, 2014 at 10:07 am  Leave a Comment  

Tales From Henty by G.A. Henty






Oliver is a nice boy.

You are a fool

he is stupid

Published in: on February 24, 2014 at 10:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Dear Brutus by J.M. Barrie

JMB Cover


JMB Inside


March 1931

“The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars

But in ourselves that we are underlings”

Published in: on February 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 267 other followers