Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

At gymnastics last night there was a scene between two males redolent of the Japanese wrestling scene in Women in Love. Have to say I rather enjoyed clocking that one!

There’s a young woman who’s very passionate about literature in the group. Lately, much to my delight, she talks excitedly about what she’s reading or read each week and I listen while I am standing on my hands. I was glad to alert her to the Lawrence scene in our midst. “look ‘ere at that” says I indicating les deux.

She hadn’t read Lawrence’s Women in Love, but it may gain an added resonance when she does!

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Spiderman has reappeared at gymnastics. I thought he hadn’t been around. He’d sprained his ankle very badly and it took four months to recover. How’d you do it? I was doing a double full back somersault one and a half twists … he began …

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