Beautiful Books: January

At the start of the year I set myself a challenge to read more in 2015. Here’s what I thought of January’s beautiful books, which touch on everything from celestial signs and teenage abandonment to adulterous wives and mystical circuses.

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Beat the block: five things that help me write

“If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it had better not come at all.” – Keats Writing can be a tricky thing. Especially if you end up writing for a living as well as for pleasure. It can very quickly seem like a chore, one that doesn’t even give you…