Yearly Archives: 2017


For those who’d like to know more about Melody’s Unicorn, I’ll be talking about the writing of it as part of a session on children’s literature at next month’s Battle of Ideas.  

Battle of Ideas


I’m pleased to announce that Melody’s Unicorn will be published on May 25th 2018. Apologies that it’s such a long way off, but it gives you time to save up the pennies for your copies. Pre-order details will be announced as soon as they’re available. For more information and to […]

Melody’s Unicorn


Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths British Library April 28-August 29 2017 This is a good exhibition which is worth visiting if you’re at all interested in the Russian Revolution (that should mean everybody). It consists almost entirely of documents and posters from the period (appropriate for a Library exhibition), and […]

Russian Revolution



I’m delighted to say that I’ve been invited back to Trinity College Dublin to give another talk to their Literary Society, on March 30th. Moving on (or sideways? or back?) from T.S.Eliot and Lana Del Rey, this one’s titled ‘Wyrd World: Beowulf, Gawain, and Macbeth’. Should be fun.

Wyrd