My Week: Cover art, Space Dragons

My Week: Cover art, Space Dragons

Monster Books is getting its Spring 2018 catalogue ready, so I’ve been grappling with front covers over the last few days. Like ice skating, eating porridge and shopping for new trousers, it’s an activity I think I should enjoy but, actually, I don’t. I love going to...
My week: The best languages to learn for work

My week: The best languages to learn for work

There’s a mouse in our kitchen, and every time it makes an appearance we get a cartoon response: Hortense (aged 9) screams and stands on a chair and the boys whip out a selection of knives, hammers and spikes they have secreted about their persons and go on the...