Recently on no more wriggling…
- Talking crime – on why we love a good murder mystery….
- Let’s focus on the words: Peter, Tony, and a Portrait of Keats
- Why Mrs T should have left the room quietly, closing the door behind her….
- ‘In relation to’ what? On ‘Talking Books’ and chewing words….
- ‘Talking Books’…On trying to become Somerset’s answer to Mariella Frostrup
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Ok, I give in. I have to write something on the subject. The media are not going to shut up, as I had hoped. Days after Margaret Thatcher died we are still getting quotes, anecdotes tributes, vitriol and all manner of unnecessary and … Continue reading
At the end of March a blog appeared on the Oxford University Press website explaining the work behind a paper just published in The Review of English Studies. The blog is entitled ‘A Keatsian Field trip’ and was written by Richard Turley, … Continue reading
I have thus far resisted the temptation to rant about the riots and the response of both politicians and the press. As a Londoner by birth I was deeply depressed at the site of many of my old North and … Continue reading
I have to admit that I do like to be right. That doesn’t mean I have such entrenched opinions that others have no hope of persuading me of an alternative. A few of you may have read my Good Friday … Continue reading
Yesterday I read an article on the Guardian website in which Jeanette Winterson raises concerns about the digitization of public libraries and the threat those libraries are now under from government cuts. I agreed with every word she said, and … Continue reading
I was going to leave blogging for tonight for fear that I might overstay my welcome in your news feeds before I have really got going. In my quiet moments I have, sadly, been entertaining myself on other blog sites … Continue reading
I am sorry, but I feel all political today. Since the election when my principled vote for the Lib Dems resulted in a Tory government I have been in a bit of a quandary. People who know me generally consider … Continue reading