Monday, 9 July 2012

THE CARD review - Guardian

Lovely review in Saturday's Guardian from the funny and clever Alexander Masters. Read it here.

Friday, 6 July 2012

THE CARD review - The Independent

Here's a good (and generally positive) review by Leyla Sanai in The Independent on Wednesday. Click to enlarge or read it online here. There's also a Guardian book podcast here where people are talking about 'fiction that pushes the limits of design' here. There are some illustration of the various interesting books by other people. My section, during which I read out loud very, very badly (why am I unable to do this?) is in the last third. You might be better off listening to the other people, not me.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Lie still, I'm a doctor.

Yesterday I received my Honorary Doctorate from Norwich University College of the Arts. It's a great University, one I've always been particularly fond of. It was a lovely day, everyone was terribly kind to me and I even remembered most of my speech. I was dressed in my doctoral robes, which were fuchsia pink and purple - the kind of colours that might have been chosen by Barbie. And as Margaret (Mrs Rawle) pointed out, the velvet tudor hat and the black framed spectacles were never designed to be worn together (except by Eric Morecambe). I looked, perhaps fittingly, like an idiot. In due course I will supply pictorial evidence of this. But at least now it's official. The doctor will see you shortly.