Dawn is accompanied by thousands of individual birds advertising their whereabouts and protecting their territories. Together this avian choir awakens the new day with birdsong. The time of the chorus varies around the world, from around 4 a.m. in northern temperate areas, 6 a.m. in the tropics, and as late as 8 a.m. in the southern hemisphere.
"Form is temporary. Class is permanent." This phrase, heard most often in my life in a cricketing context, came to mind today as I was helping to judge the BMS Seasonal Book Marketing Awards (a much more modest event than yesterday's Costa Book Awards, won by Andrew Miller's novel Pure).
If Abi Morgan isn't sat in a doctor's surgery with multiple strain disorder in her typing fingers in 2012 I will eat a script. With two award-winning films (Shame and The Iron Lady) and BBC series The Hour already under her belt, you'd have thought Morgan would be more than happy to kick back and bask in the glory of her media accolades.