It’s a national icon, a British institution, the finest grocer of them all. Fortnum & Mason is a store that has fuelled the tide of British history, fed the appetites of kings and queens, maharajahs and czars, emperors, dukes and divas alike.
Fortnum & Mason is a constantly evolving, hugely successful modern enterprise, one that respects its magnificent history while looking forward into the 21st century. The first Fortnum & Mason’s Cook Book will do the same, appealing to the modern reader and cook, whilst never forgetting the past.
What you’re reading:
I’m reading a plethora of mysteries and thrillers as a way of escaping my own writing. This approach lets me read for sheer pleasure, without endlessly comparing my work to that of another author. I particularly enjoy Val McDermid – especially her wonderful character Tony Hill, and the fascinating relationship between Hill and Carol Jordan.
What you’re listening to:
Kaleo’s “A/B”, whenever I’m driving.
This month’s cover reveal is the new book from the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor. His first novel for 4th Estate, Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family’s loss.
‘Write Here’ takes us into our authors’ writing spaces across the globe, where they tell us about how they go about their craft. We mark each location on the map at the bottom of each post. Today we soar over Los Alamos, New Mexico, to explore the landscape of Elizabeth J. Church’s debut novel, The Atomic Weight of Love.