Above - the mahonia must have been planted by the first owner of this house in the sixties and it's enormous. I love the red leaves, and the scent of the new flowers that are about to appear.
The Romantic Novel of the Year 2010 longlist has been announced. Some interesting books there.
Richard and Judy are again planning their own bookclub, a potential rival to More 4's panel and their former producer, apparently. I suspect the public will buy the R&J books rather than those chosen by a panel of celebs. Interesting.
Govt U-turn. Authors visiting to talk at schools won't have to be vetted for criminal activity after all. Victory for Philip Pullman et al.