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All New


To celebrate my rather good news of a publisher for novel two I thought I’ll do a make-over for my tired looking blog. Welcome to ‘Tartan & Turmeric’ a real merger of Scottish and Indian updates on this blog. I feel enriched by the two cultures that I share and often switch from one country to the other in all my writing and status updates on FB and Twitter, so why not on the blog too?

Summer is only a week away and I look forward to bright long days of sunshine. I must confess the weather makes one less inclined to sit inside and read a book so that is my excuse for still being on page 436 of Sarita Mandanna’s ‘Tiger Hills ‘ that I referred to in my last blog. I’ll give a fuller comment on the book once I have finished reading it. She was in the longlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize last year.

Awarding Philip Roth the Man Booker Prize 2011 was controversial with Carmen Callil walking out of the judging panel.The choice of books can be so subjective just like any work of art.

I do hope you like my new spiced up blog.

CCA

Good night at the CCA. A.L.Kennedy, the writer did a stand up comedy routine that was good.

Received another positive feedback email from a reader:

I bought your book at the Sudden Fame event on Sunday, persuaded by the extract you read from it, and must say I’m thoroughly gripped, which is the mark of a good story. It’s very interesting to see Britain in general through other eyes, but I can identify too with the shock of coming to the west of Scotland after London – I still haven’t adjusted! A really fine achievement. Ann

I have started adding a feedback form in my book so that readers could email me their comments.