This book of Gert’s is unlikely ever to see the light of day, so we thought we might as well put all those words to some use. Bella Hatherley is a very resourceful child (a kind of latter-day Eloise, actually). Kitty is right. You wouldn’t put anything past her.
Continue reading The Lies and Life of Bella Hatherley
That monkey’s uncle in the cat’s pyjamas is a queer bird
Continue reading The elephant in the room
Ludibundness? Dippoldism? Contorplicate? Cathistophobia? Seeksorrow? Floccinaucinihilipilification? Continue reading Simply messing about in books
Do you think, in this age of alternative facts, that this is a good slogan for a department store?
Continue reading Department of Stories
‘Edna O’Brien was the first Irish woman to have sex,’ says Anne Enright in her Guardian review of O’Brien’s 2011 novel, The Light of Evening. She goes on to say for Irish women of that time, 1960, sex was mostly about having children.
Continue reading The Little Red Chairs-Edna O’Brien
Gert has been mooching about like a cow in clover munching on this and that. Here are a few tasty things to chew on: Continue reading Mooching about