Hello, my name is Aishwarya (occasionally Aisha), and I write about books. This site functions both as a blog and a repository of things published elsewhere.
“Practically Marzipan” comes from Mervyn Peake’s wonderful “I Cannot Give the Reasons“. It’s also the title of a column I used to write, in which I think I proved that I “cannot be didactic/ or lucid” if not the rest.
The blog is infrequently updated, less from noble slow blogging principles than out of sheer laziness. Expect lots of science fiction and fantasy, children’s books (particularly mid-twentieth century British children’s books, which are my current area of research) and Indian writing.
For shorter and more regular updates (mostly about my dog), my twitter page is here. Occasionally I post quotes from and links to things I am reading here. Or you could email me at aishwarya (at) practicallymarzipan (dot) com.