Monthly Archives: April 2016

Can you judge a book by just one page?

France, being a very cultured nation (well, ask any French person), loves her literary prizes. She has many of them, most famously, perhaps, Le Prix Goncourt. She now even has one, inspired by a line from Woody Allen’s Hannah and … Continue reading

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Head for heights?

Let me confess straight away that I really don’t have one. I’m a fully paid-up member of the Society For The Protection Of The Physically Cowardly. A total wimp when it comes to heights. I put it down to an … Continue reading

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You say Flutist, I’ll say Flautist

Sidewalk; pavement. Elevator; lift. Diaper;nappy. And flutist; flautist. That’s one of the things that make the English language so rich and fascinating: the way it varies so much, especially between Britain and America, both in spelling, sometimes, and sometimes in … Continue reading

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