Finding the #Write #Words? No. 7 Brit-Think/Ameri-Think

Continuing the description of books on words in the list given in post 1, which you’ll find here. Book 7: Brit-Think/Ameri-Think (sub-titled – A Transatlantic Survival Guide) On with the info. Paperback, 176 pages. It was published by Harrap Books Ltd in 1986; my version is the 1992 edition and cost £5.95. It’s available in …

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84K, by Claire North: #BookReview.

480 pages Political Fiction/Dystopian/Literary Fiction Not for the faint-hearted. And, definitely not for the perennially depressed. But this is a book that should be read by everyone (I’m conscious of the contradiction). Set in a future UK too close for comfort, it examines the inevitable consequences of unfettered capitalism. The writing style is clever, sometimes …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No.6 A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

Continuing the description of books on words in the list given in post 1, which you’ll find here. Book 6: A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang, by Julian Franklyn. On with the info. Paperback, 200 pages. It was published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1960 (yes, really!); my version is a reprint from 1981. Original …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No.5 American English English American

Continuing the description of books on words in the list given in post 1, which you’ll find here. Post 2 is here, post 3 here, and post 4 here. Book 5: American English English American On with the info. Paperback, 47 pages. It was published by Abson Books London in Nov 1971; my version, revised …

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A Walk in the Autumn Forest

We have the good fortune to live in the Forest of Dean, a beautiful part of England, so I thought I’d share this autumn with those who can’t access such natural beauty. The poem was inspired by this morning’s walk, the photographs I took over the last three days and are all within a mile …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Last Day. A Final Walk Along the Coast Path.

From the coast path looking along the Gower coast. Here’s the final post about our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales. You’ll find day 1 here, day 2 here, day 3 here, day 4 here, day 5 here, and day 6 here. The weather forecast promised an improving day, starting with …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No.4 A Miscellany for Word Lovers

Continuing the description of books on the list given in post 1, which you’ll find here. Post 2 is here, and post 3 here. Book 3: A Miscellany for Word Lovers On with the info. Paperback, pages 214. It was published by How To Books in 2014. Original cost £7.99, and currently available at £5.61. …

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20 Reasons to Question Capita£i$m:

Many readers will find what I suggest here blindingly obvious, and many others will find it difficult to accept. I hope to stimulate critical examination of a system most accept as ‘normal’ and therefore unquestioningly embrace. I’ve no wish to offend, scare or cause anxiety. A few moments of neutral consideration may, perhaps, make it …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 6. Crossing the Fields to the Coast.

The beautiful Gower coast. Here’s the post about day 6 of our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll find day 1 here, day 2 here, day 3 here, day 4 here, and day 5 here. The weather forecast was for heavy rain likely to cause local flooding on the roads around us. …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 5. A Stroll Along the Beach.

The Worms Head from the beach. Here’s the promised post about day 5 of our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll find day 1 here, day 2 here, day 3 here, and day 4 here. On our fifth day in Wales, we woke to what looked like a day of variable weather. …

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