Jessica Norrie has taken the opportunity on her Friday post to share the efforts of authors and publishers to raise funds for the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Authors for Grenfell Tower is an online auction with literary offers and packages across the genres. You have until Tuesday 27th at 8pm. British Summer Time to get y our bids in… Head over and read the post and please share as in a very worthy cause. Thanks Sally
I’ve never liked tower blocks. I had a friend who lived on the 13th floor of what used to be called a “hard to let” block in east London. She loved the view from her balcony, and kept flowerpots tethered in five unblowoffable ways to the railings, but even stepping on to it made me feel weak at the knees. Perhaps my knees were already weak when I arrived, because I always used to walk up the stairs. The lift was creaky and claustrophobic. Supposing it got stuck? Supposing someone scary got in it with you?
Cuttings from the “I”, “The Guardian” and the “Evening Standard”‘ June 17th & 19th 2017
Even posh tower blocks – skyscrapers, rather, penthouses, high rise living and the other more affluent synonyms – worry me. The only time I visited New York, I was less scared sleeping on the 34th floor than I’d anticipated…
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