Philip Pullman

December 10, 2004

As I drove through the Oxfordshire countryside to meet Philip Pullman, I was thinking about Satan. There is much of Milton’s Lucifer in Pullman’s Lord Asriel, and writers tend to attach themselves to their characters, just as humans and their […]

Childhood Recollections

September 10, 2004

I had two mothers; my birth mother who gave me up for adoption, and my new mother, the late, great, Mrs Winterson, complete with Gospel Tent and rolling pin. She wore headscarves and crimpelene dresses, a corset and a full-length […]