Notes to Self

At times, whilst reading Emilie Pine’s ‘Notes to Self’, I felt a bit like I was rudely perusing a mate’s diary. I wondered why she had chosen to write and publish these extremely personal essays and then I thought back to a quote from Joan Didion’s ‘On Keeping a Notebook’ where she questions her own…

Notes to Self

 Even before it’s recent wins in the Irish Book Awards and the Butler Literary Prize, Emile Pines’s Notes to Self, came to this reader weighted with serious expectations . Almost overwhelmingly positive reviews, and a book wrapped up in yet another exquisite Tramp Press production. And yes, Notes to Self is certainly well written…but, on…

A (Short) Publishing Story – Tramp Press

This month’s On Line Book Club choice Notes to Self is published by Tramp Press. So what? I hear you ask. Well, it’s true that all the books that make it into the readers eager little hands must be published by someone. It’s also true to say that most of us don’t pay much attention…