Monthly Archives: December 2012

How to Become a Famous Writer

How to Become a Famous Writer                                             (with a nod to Sellar and Yeatman’s “1066 and All That”)     1                    Dedicate your piece to someone famous. (Seamus Heaney, Margaret Attwood, P.D.James.) They are hardly likely to object, or ever to … Continue reading

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Lost for Words

Workmen have wonderful vocabularies and their swearwords can be adroitly placed. They have a sense of rhythm that poets would envy. One of my early memories is of my father charging out of our house in Liverpool to stop garage-men … Continue reading

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