Star of the Ocean

A couple of days ago we took our bookshop-loving hearts on a treasure hunt. I don’t know if it’ll be open, Sarah said to me,…

Holly + Hedda + Alice + Amsterdam

After days of chilly rain, yesterday in Amsterdam was hot, crystalline, and just right for reuniting with my Dutch publisher, the wonderful Hedda Sanders. We…

Mindful self-compassion

I’m so grateful to have spent the last week in the Dutch forest, on an intensive Mindfulness Self Compassion course with Dr Chris Germer, Professor…

Alice Hart to be published in France!

Last week, on the day before my birthday, I got a phone call which was probably the best Birthday Eve gift I’ll ever get in…

A new ride around the sun

Birthdays are for celebrating this life my mama pushed me into the world to live. And this year was no exception. Sarah moved heaven and…

My book. In my hands.

Sam got home around 5.30pm. “Is it here?” he asked, soon as he was through the door. I shook my head. Refreshed delivery status again:…

The (nearly) unbearable bliss of Alice Hart’s first steps

26 June Gazillions of things will happen in the world today. In my tiny speck, one of them will be the first time in my…

Home away from home = tit sweat

Having grown up by the sea, in the sea, of the sea, living in a landlocked city has been character-building. Even when I lived in…

Utmost happiness

We spent election results night in the company of Arundhati Roy, on the last stop of her UK book tour at Manchester’s Royal Northern College…

Alice’s first flight

What sights to wake up to, from my Australian team: first glimpses of my novel in book form. As in, a real book. That people…