Kate’s Tempest

I published this in early December, then accidentally deleted it. So here it is again. A good friend gave me a book for my 40th birthday Everything Speaks in its own Way, by Kate Tempest. On the night after my birthday party, a little dazed and bruised, I opened the book while waiting for a friend…

Lit Fest goes off with a BANG

The Stoke Newington Literary Festival kicked off on Monday night with a packed Town Hall for Irvine Welsh in conversation with John Niven. But it was Salena Godden, who introduced the event, who really held my attention. She has presence. Godden, the Goddess, with long legs in hot-pink fuck me shoes, and enormous breasts –…