Summer’s a great time for a family saga

r westI’m two books down reading Rebecca West’s The Saga of the Century:  comprising The Fountain Overflows, This Real Night, and Cousin Rosamund.

A story that stays with you

I’ve just, rather belatedly, been catching up on all the stories in the Momaya 2014 annual review. The first of them, which wasn’t one of the top three, is nevertheless the one that I found the most memorable. Dog Days by Matt Barnard is just a simple story about a man and a dog. Simple – but really CoverImageFRONT-197x300powerful.

Writing competition organisers  often say they’re looking for the stories that stay with you long after you’ve read them. This is one of those.

Loved it! (and I’m not a dog person…) It gets the “I wish I’d written it” vote from me.