Month: November 2016

What do we mean by Kafkaesque, Pinteresque and Orwellian?

Many writers lend their names to adjectives, but what do they really mean? And are they accurate? Here are six to consider… Some writers become associated with a certain style or idea to such an extent they get their… Read More

Do you know when to use capital letters? Are you SURE?

Capital letters seem simple enough to understand, yet they’re misused all the time. Get on the case with this guide to the dos and don’ts of capping up Photograph by Tom Eversley Rogue capital letters are almost as distressing… Read More

5 comforting books to read in times of adversity

Sometimes we just need to escape reality and lose ourselves in another – simpler – world. Here are five comforting books that celebrate nature, family, friendship, and the good things in life I was going to write about… Read More

What I bought at epic second-hand bookshop Bookbarn International

A hidden gem in the beautiful Somerset countryside, this treasure trove of second-hand books is well worth a visit You know when millennial vloggers do those bizarre shopping haul videos, where they basically spend half an hour showing you all… Read More