Tuesday, April 20, 2010


People have been asking via e-mail what I have been reading. So...

Last week finished HER HUSBAND BY Diane Middlebrook- Viking, 2003 : A book about the marriage between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and its aftermath. Thanks for the loan Lisa.

Last week: JUST KIDS By Patti Smith : Bloomsbury 2010 : Memoir by Patti Smith about her childhood, the relationship between her and Robert Mapplethorpe, his death and her storming of the stage of RocknRoll with the help of some very influential friends. 60's Gossip.

Just Purchased: Thanks Readings: THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED By Primo Levi : Vintage International 1989. Classic. SHAKESPEARE'S WIFE By Germaine Greer : Harper Collins 2007. Germaine's classic academic study and feminist perspective on the woman behind the man.

Current Reading: A HERO OF OUR TIME By Mikhail Lermontov : Everyman's Library 1992. Translated from the Russian by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov. Reputedly Robert Dessaix's favourite book. Thanks for the loan A.



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