Review: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller by Joanne Harris My rating: 5 of 5 stars Two of my favourite things coming together, Doctor Who and Joanne Harris in this short story! As soon as I discovered this existed or was to exist, it was pre-ordered. Read on two legs of a train journey I … Continue reading Review: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller


The Importance of Story

Just read this by Joanne Harris in the Telegraph: Stories – even fairy stories – are not just entertainment. Stories are important. They help us understand who we are. They teach us empathy, respect for other cultures, other ideas. They help us articulate concepts that cannot otherwise be expressed. Stories help us communicate; they bring us … Continue reading The Importance of Story

Review: Blueeyedboy

Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris My rating: 4 of 5 stars As always, I loved this offering by Joanne Harris. It's different than many of her works, more disturbing, but still maintains all her usual trademarks; a great imagination, fantastic use of all the senses in description (more relevant her than usual for reasons that will … Continue reading Review: Blueeyedboy

Fantastic Journeys

Church newsletter article for 16th September 2011 Last week Joanne Harris, the author of 'Chocolat' (later made into a film starring Johnny Depp) amongst a number of other fantastic novels shared a short story on Twitter. Twitter is a popular social networking site on the internet where people can post short updates, pieces of news … Continue reading Fantastic Journeys