[31st March 2015]
A press release: Portobello Books Sign Up New Project From Rose George - From Blood: Around the World in Nine Pints Portobello Books have signed up a new project from Rose George, award-winning author of The Big Necessity and Deep Sea ...[10th March 2015]
I've written about the astonishing Janet Vaughan for Longreads. Vaughan was principal of my college, Somerville College, Oxford, but I never knew her fabulous life-story or achievements until I came across her name in a book called Blood, by Douglas Starr. I admit, I ...[22nd January 2015]
This week, the British tennis player Heather Watson was beaten in the first round of the Australian Open. She said afterwards that she had really struggled, because she felt nauseous, dizzy and had double vision. At one point she called a doctor. It was thought ...[12th January 2015]
I wrote this feature for the Guardian on shipping disasters: why they still happen, and why we don't hear about most of them. ...[8th January 2015]
I wrote about waking up with a dawn simulation clock, for the Guardian's running blog. Full disclosure: Lumie sent me the clock, for nothing, but I wouldn't have praised it if I didn't like it. Another full disclosure: the fee for writing for the ...[5th January 2015]
In 1973, E.B.White, aged 74, wrote a letter to a man who had told him he despaired of humanity. I too despair about many things, but not humanity. It is a lovely letter to begin a new year with. It appears in Letters of ...[5th January 2015]
Happy new year! 2014 was busy, so busy, with lecturing and talking and interviews. All of which is great. I did so many interviews that I can't recall some, so that I get emails from family friends in Australia telling me that they heard me on ...