Posted in London on Thursday 24th July 2003 at 12:00am
First day of the Gissing conference. Seems like an awful long time to have waited for this. My concerns that much of this would be over my head prove unfounded, as early emphasis on Raymond Williams is completely within my frame of reference! The Idle Bookseller has a stall in the common room of the School of Advanced Study, and there is a copy of Isabel Clarendon on sale. Hmm. I feel an expensive purchase coming on. Met Jonathan Wild who spoke with us for some time about book collecting, academia and the window count in Scottish libraries. East again after talks finish, and to Whitecross Street. Pleasant evening.
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.