21 Days in the UK — The Voyage In

Virginia Woolf spent ten years working on her first novel. After discarding several other titles, she ultimately called it The Voyage Out: a story of leaving home, of voyaging out into the world, of discovering oneself. Today I am contemplating The Voyage In: the...

21 Days in the UK Book Tour—The Dream Comes True

I was wrong. I thought that reading from my book to an enthusiastic audience at the British Library would the pinnacle of my literary life. We are talking the British Library. Home of 150 million items, including the Magna Carta, Da Vinci’s notebooks, even the...

21 Days in the UK — Publication Day in the UK!

14,0 Today is the official UK publication date of An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor. When I got up in the morning, there was a rush of twitter posts from my literary agency Artellus  and my publisher Hurst. Oh my! What a rush...

21 Days—Wimpole Walled Garden

On Sunday afternoon, we took a little break from the history talks and wandered the Wimpole Estate. You can’t help but admire the soaring architecture, the elegant lines, the glorious artwork, and the amazing 6,000-volume library inside the Hall. But what really...