Monthly Archives: August 2014

Nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is


When Gert’s father died she used some of her (vast) inheritance to take a flight over the Antarctic.

Read Wallace Stevens’ The Snowman here


Guardian First Book Award

Fiona McFarlane’s unforgettable The Night Guest has been longlisted among 6 works of fiction and  5 of non-fiction for The Guardian First Book Award 2014. Among the others Gert will be looking out for are the novel We are not ourselves, by Matthew Thomas, and the non-fiction works The Iceberg by Marian Coutts and Do no harm by neurosurgeon Henry Marsh.

The full list is here: