#kerstvakantie tips Common comforts … A Christmas Carol at the National Theatre Scotland in 2011. Photograph: Peter Dibdin
Overview … Doris Lessing. Photograph: Francesco Guidicini/Rex
Only time will tell .... but I like the notion of indie authors publishing digitally and pumping good reads into the pipeline. The Guardian: Is DIY publishing building the industry's future? Carrying timber at a home improvement story. Photograph: Roger Bamber
Sappho: two previously unknown poems indubitably hers, says scholar. Two poems likely from the greatly misunderstood Sappho have been discovered.
"Drip, drip, drip, drip by day and night" | The Guardian | a brief survey of rain in British literature