Blustery spring days are never my favourite of the many and splendid varieties Melbourne throws up in a given week. But today I had good reason to brave the swirling winds that seem hell-bent on throwing bucketsful of plane tree conker fuzz and road grit into my eyes and transforming my hair into a skein of insta-dreadlocks. You see, I had a date with the wonderful Jan Goldsmith on her show with David McLean on 3CR Melbourne, Published… Or Not.
Jan really knows her stuff, so her enthusiasm for The Honourable Thief means a great deal. You can hear our chat here, along with a fantastic conversation between David and author Louisa Deasey, whose new book, A Letter From Paris, has just risen to the top of my ‘must read’ list. What a story! Well worth confronting the icky weather.
I’ve no hope of avoiding the rather nasty day outside anyway, with a date looming tonight at the MCG to watch the Tigers attempt to retain their place at the top of the AFL heap. Yeah, yeah. Tragic. I know.