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Leaving home

I had a dream last night in which I, a person of zero acting talents, had been given a role in a Noel Coward play. It only occurred to me, however, when I arrived at the theatre for the opening night (with a baby in tow no less), that I hadn’t so much as looked at my lines. I’m sure there are several ways in which that little nightmare could be interpreted, but I choose to believe it is closely related to the publication of Impersonation.

Ruth reads a physical description of herself in a book

I feel as if I have let my protagonist, Ruth, leave the safe place in which she has been living since I thought her up, and venture out into the wider world. And I know she does not easily feel comfortable there.

But I can’t stop her. She has gone, and  is now standing on the sprawling literary stage that is Amazon. All I can do now is wait and see how she performs. To find out for yourself, check out the first chapter here.


Much more than seagulls


I asked Berlin artist, Hendrik Jonas, if he would be kind enough to provide some images to accompany Ruth and the elusive Mr Walden for the “Impersonation” pages of this blog. He (Hendrik) kindly agreed. I know you will enjoy his work.

I know that because at an exhibition he held recently, the rooms were not only filled with the incredible attention to detail he pours into his paintings, but with the collective rumble of awe those paintings inspired in the crowds that turned out to see them.

As you read Impersonation, you will come to see the significance of the seagull. But they are by no means the only birds Hendrik paints. For more, take a look at his website.