Last night at the London Capital Club
One often wonders just how many 'literary' readings take place throughout the country on any one evening. But the only place to be at yesterday evening, in my humble opinion (!) was the London Capital Club's 'Evening of Literary Splendour' in equally splendendous surroundings. Warmed up with free-floating scallops wrapped in pancetta on sticks and other such nibbles the four writers - myself, James Woudhuysen, Marina Fiorato, and Alex Burrett, gave the assembled listeners readings of our works and our motivations for writing them in the first place. Most people were gently sozzled by the end of the evening, loosening up tongues for the end of session Q & As - especially for James Woudhuysen's funny, passionate, tragi-comic talk on energy issues.