I'd a busy two days in Dublin: I went to the Plotting History event at the Dublin Book Festival on Friday, featuring Lia Mills, Patricia O'Reilly and Martina Devlin, all of whom were very interesting on their diverse and excellent novels. Tea and cake afterwards with the sublime Mia Gallagher in Queen of Tarts.
|Karl Parkinson, MCing|
|Philip Coleman launching Dave Lordan's new book|
|Dave reading (phone pic, so excuse quality)|
|Dermot, Moya, Janet McLean (curator and editor of the LoV book), Luke, me, Roddy)|
Much as I love getting away, I love even more to come back and potter at my desk. So, while I thank the stars for outings, I thank them equally for retreats.