You are all, I can see, people of taste. Of course, a great deal of money is necessary to purchase the item I am offering for sale: but you need taste, excellent taste, to truly appreciate it. Taste is all.
There comes a late-November Sunday, even in the upper Midwest, when the world outside is just too beautiful for those of us who live here to stay cooped up inside. Golden sunlight dances through branches bare of all but the most tenacious leaves. Grass bends a bit in a southerly breeze. Birds and fowl halt their migration for a while.
They’d talked about it, had discussions about it, late at night across the kitchen table, like other couples might talk about which one of their kids they could afford to send to college, or if maybe it was time for the wife to get a part-time job or for the husband to start putting in a bit more overtime –
It’s while you’re ordering a tall double decaf skinny latte that what you realise you really want is a beer. An ice-cold beer, with beads of condensation all over the glass that you can trace lines in with your finger. It’s too early, it’s just gone ten, but that’s what you’d really kill for right now.
Longtime contributors Niall Boyce, Jonathan Pinnock & Richard Smyth all have books out which you'd be well advised to buy, then read, then buy for others. All genres are catered for, from novels (Niall's Veronica Britton) and short stories (Jonathan's Dot Dash) to nonfiction (Richard's Bumfodder)
KATY LIAR'S DEBUT NOVEL
Liar Katy Darby's debut novel, a Victorian drama called The Unpierced Heart (previously titled The Whores' Asylum) is now out in Penguin paperback. It's had nice reviews in The Independent on Sunday, Sunday Times & Metro (4*).
OUR INTERVIEW WITH ANNEXE MAG!
They came, they saw, they asked us a bunch of interesting questions. Interview by Nick of Annexe Magazine with Katy of LL: here