Thursday, March 20, 2008

and some even more excellent news

Current work: Med duo 2/nonfiction/articles
Listening to: Karine Polwart, Scribbled In Chalk and Faultlines (really enjoying both, but at the moment the first two tracks of ‘Scribbled in Chalk’ are winning as they’re just superb)
Reading: didn’t have time last night but I will start Milly’s book soon

My wonderful ed emailed me last night to say she loved the revisions. So I’m delighted to say that The Greek Doctor’s New Year Baby (my 25th Medical Romance – and my 33rd M&B) will be out in January.

Caught a very good documentary last night on BBC4 re Steptoe and Son. Jason Isaacs did a fabulous job - in the longer shots I had to look twice to check they weren't using archive film. He really did get under the skin of Harry H. Corbett. And my heart bled for Corbett, especially during the scene from 'On the Waterfront' - although it was part of the Steptoe series, you could really see how it reflected his own life. Desperately sad. And poor Brambell, being gay in an era with no tolerance.

Will spare you the rant on tolerance. In my view, it shouldn't matter what someone's sexuality, gender, colour or religion is: it's how they treat others that counts. Do as you would be done by - there's an awful lot to be said for that.

Plan for today: attend daughter’s Easter assembly (her last one at that school – so it’ll be bittersweet. I'll have a proud mummy moment because she's singing in the choir; but I always find Easter terribly sad), work, pick kids up, maybe do a teensy bit of shopping…


Jan Jones said...

With you all the way on the tolerance rant.

Enjoy the service.

Phillipa said...


Thank you for the lovely books which arrived this morning.


Kate Hardy said...

Jan - thank you, I did :o)

Philippa - glad they arrived. Hope the raffle makes shedloads.

Liz Fielding said...

I'd come across the stories of the Steptoe actors before. Desperate for both them -- especially Harry H Corbett who so wanted to be a serious actor but could never shake off the stereotype.

Tonight I'll be watching A Year in Tibet. I was rivetted last week.