Dialect terms such as yokeymajig or whiffle-whaffle; all-time favourites like cochineal, clot or eschew; antiquated phrases such as ‘playing the giddy ox’ … leading writers on the words they cherishTell us the words you treasure in the comments below – whether in everyday use or in danger of disappearing Continue reading...
The esteemed nature writer was addicted to heading south for the summer. In an unpublished essay, he describes the joys of thumbing lifts on France’s Route Nationale VingtI wonder if the swallows that nest in the chimney of my Suffolk farmhouse have the faintest idea how profoundly they affect my emotions. When they first arrive from the south in spring, and […]
Lois Austen-Leigh’s The Incredible Crime will be republished in October for the first time since 1931The scene is set in Wellende Old Hall, the “magnificent stately old pile” that has been the family seat of the Temples for centuries. But the crime novel by the granddaughter of Jane Austen’s nephew – supposedly written on the very desk used by her illustriou […]
The misadventures of two unlucky brothers in arms make for a tragicomic saga about friendship, failure, creativity and endurance‘I know what you’re thinking. Is there no end to these words of yours, to your long-winded blustering? Job 8:1.” “I totally wasn’t thinking that.” Aldo Benjamin, the larger-than-life antihero of Steve Toltz’s second novel, has more […]
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