Underground meeting

Wednesday, January 28, 2004 I met the PR woman in the Cellar Bar at the Merrion Hotel at around 4.30pm. She’s young and bright, and invites me to chat about the book for a bit – what was the scariest moment? how did I decide to do it? where did you stay? which place did […]

The proof’s in the proofs

Friday, January 23, 2004 Just delivered the edited page proofs of The Accidental Pilgrim (very minor changes, thank goodness). Despite having seen the whole book printed out many times, there was something very strange about looking at the proofs – typeset as the finished book will be, with crop marks and the French stuff in […]

Sick Boy

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 I’m struck down with a cold, blurggh. That’ll teach me to go to the Botanical Gardens in the middle of January. Until normal service is resumed, here’s an article I wrote a while ago, about a similar predicament: Posted by David in • Life Permalink

Tabloid Broadsheet

Wednesday, January 14, 2004 In the UK, broadsheets are now tabloid, and I’m not just referring to their editorial policies. Late last year, first The Independent and then quickly The Times started producing issues of their papers on tabloid-sized paper, specifically aimed at commuters struggling to turn broadsheet pages on a crowded train. I got […]

Conversion course

Wednesday, January 07, 2004 So I’m converting my old tapes to digital format in preparation for the arrival of my iPod (which is somewhere between LA and here, most likely in the corner of sorting office under a pile of other forgotten Christmas presents). I’ve got a tape player downstairs, but for some reason the […]