Canterbury Waterstones Manager – in fact the longest serving Waterstones manager – Martin Latham is a very welcome addition to this Kent Writers series, as both a writer and supporter not just of local writers, but of writers generally – he has authored 130 entries in the Oxford Guide to English Literature!
You can get some useful tips for putting on writing events in his piece here, and the sheer variety of information given in his Bookseller column is perhaps an indication of why one of MY favourite Kent books is his latest Kent’s Strangest Tales: Extraordinary but True Stories.
So it’s a pleasure to have him finish my sentences… shortly but sweetly!
When you were small, you wanted to …be Robin Hood or a spy
The one thing you can never resist is … meandering conversations
You may not say it aloud but…I think most new books should not be published
The last time you went ‘WOOP’ with excitement was … when my daughter told me she is getting married
Your five favourite words are …. sedge Himalaya book spring Coleridge
I wanted to find a meandering conversation for you as a thank you, but I hope we will be able to have one ourselves over tea soon, so here is a song instead… luckily not from me but a sedge warbler of course!