Tag Archives: language

To say nothing of the dog

Three Men in a Boat is funny and self-deprecating. I’ve owned the book for decades but I was inspired to listen this time after hearing it quoted during a funeral….

The importance of being slender

The importance of being ‘slender’ in 1940s Britain isn’t truly revealed until disaster strikes near the end of this novella, set between VE Day and VJ Day. Apparently quite whimsical…


Found this a bit of a chore. It felt quite tricksy and self-regarding and the big reveal wasn’t nearly as surprising as I believe the author intended because it was…


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