twinkle lights on laurel avenue, a screening of #TheEnglishTeacher and somebody Important arrives at The House On Church Row

darlings happy sunday! isn’t sunday just a lovely day? we won’t see much of it until later because we have Lots to Do (column to write, the last section of The House on Church Row and a fresh copy of a magazine from the languid and luscious South has arrived) – but we shall venture … Continue reading twinkle lights on laurel avenue, a screening of #TheEnglishTeacher and somebody Important arrives at The House On Church Row

Leonard Cohen, corduroy trousers and #drmartens at The House on Church Row

darlings after our treatise into the worlds of cultural theory, despair and longing and Sixties photography (which we are sure baffled a few and probably could have become a separate sort-of-a-blog itself) – we’re BACK! it’s 10:01 AM on a saturday in Los Angeles and we’re about to swim (bliss) and then go for a … Continue reading Leonard Cohen, corduroy trousers and #drmartens at The House on Church Row

checking in at The House on Church Row with Simon and Cake.

good morning darlings – 07:49AM on a beautiful tuesday gosh Wednesday! in sunny southern california. we’re already writing – a large mug of finest french beans ground into a sumptuous dark roast with 1 per-cent milk from trader joes – and thought we’d open the door to Annabelle and Simon’s house on Church Row (metaphorically, of … Continue reading checking in at The House on Church Row with Simon and Cake.

back to Church Row – and a drag night at the Black Cap, Camden.

darlings we’ve been writing FURIOUSLY for a few days now and we’re up to 55,500 words of The House on Church Row and Ever such a Lot has Happened (much of which surprised us, in fact, but we’re just the one that “sees” the movie unfolding in front of our mind’s eye and get to … Continue reading back to Church Row – and a drag night at the Black Cap, Camden.

the importance of video rental stores, secondhand bookshops and thirtysomething

darlings how was your saturday? ours was delicious. and surprising. we wrote the column for Los Angeles, I’m Yours (it’s about gelato, the Valley and Mr. Pierce Brosnan’s son’s former tutor-turned-entrepreneur) and sent it off via email (so Modern) to our Editor. what’s that? yes, you’re right. due to the Americans celebrating their Independence from … Continue reading the importance of video rental stores, secondhand bookshops and thirtysomething

40 gorgeous literary and brave and out there #feminist years @viragoBooks

darlings we heard that our friends-at-Virago (in London, England) are celebrating their birthday – and it’s a Significant One (40!) the Guardian has covered this lovely event here if you can receive this Transmission from the BBC in your own territory, there’s a Splendid Desert Island Discs* from the vibrantly brave founder: Carmen Callil *as you … Continue reading 40 gorgeous literary and brave and out there #feminist years @viragoBooks

another day in Hollywood: a book reading, hair-straightening, movie-with-Korean-subtitles and rescheduled meetings

darlings we had a very Hollywood day yesterday. The evening was spent at Book Soup (up on Sunset Boulevard) where we heard Hollywood uber-Producer Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Hope Floats, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days) do a reading-and-a-signing of her new book “Sleepless in Hollywood”. I first arrived in L.A from New … Continue reading another day in Hollywood: a book reading, hair-straightening, movie-with-Korean-subtitles and rescheduled meetings