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Colloquial Speak

With the advent of globalisation, the differences between the types of spoken and written English have become more apparent. This has transferred to television where newsreaders in Britain no longer speak with what was...

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Angels

Angels appear to be very popular in literature. Here is a sample of popular and not-yet-so-popular angels. Where Angels fear to tread – EM Forster (read it here) Knowledge of Angels – Jill Paton...

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Toilets

For some reason, people seem to be fascinated with toilets. I remember being absolutely fascinated by the chapter in Mud, Blood and Poppycock by Gordon Corrigan detailing the facilities on the Western Front during...

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Spiritual places

The most obvious spiritual places are generally regarded as religious places. How many books feature these special places? I’ve identified a few: A church (of England) church in The Good Vicar by John Samson...

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Books on or by Michael

Books featuring Michael: Ray Wooster – Michael’s Magic Motor Car Jane Lockyer Willis – Michael’s Time Out (short story in Tea at the Opalaco) Books by Michael Michael Cheadle co-author of the Sir Chocolate...

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Time travel

I can’t say time-travel is one of my favourite things although I do sometimes think it would be wonderful to ‘beam me up, Scottie’ to get to another country rather than go through all...

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Children’s Books

The Adventures of Rhys & Towing Path Tales George and Flora Sir Chocolate Series And don’t forget to look at our Author Collaboration page for more children’s books.  

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Taxi … Cab … Uber …

The terms Taxi and Cab are almost synonmous now – there used to be a strong divide: if in the New York it was a yellow taxi and in London a Black Cab. With...

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Immigrant experiences influence writing

Xenopobia is nothing new, look at the attacks in South Africa in recent years against African foreigners trying to earn a living in that country. Experience tells me, however, that current feelings of discrimination...

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Books on or by Rhys

Twitter is a wonderful source of inspiration and snippets of useful and useless information. It’s thanks to the tweet below that this post came into being… Eliot Bliss and Jean Rhys https://t.co/SfUKlS8VuG pic.twitter.com/Blrr6Y2OzI —...