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The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins

A Review

Published in 1860, The Woman in White, in its language and style, is very much a novel of its time, adopting first person multiple narratives, melodrama and bizarre coincidences in its telling. 640 more words

Writing And Publishing

A Thoughtful, Studious Man

A Fathers’ Day Tribute

John Lockhart Junior, February 1905- July 1987

(adapted and abridged from my family history book Tapestry)

My father, John Lockhart Junior, was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, in 1905, the third son of John and Georgina Greenfield Lockhart. 580 more words


Elections and Economics

Numbers to Deceive

The unexpected result of the recent British general election set me thinking about statistics, and polls, and how (un)reliable they are – and how people love to lie. 432 more words


Welcome back, Lisbeth!

The Spider’s Web

I talk and write about books a lot, usually about books I have read. For this landmark post (it will be my 100th post on WordPress in my present incarnation), I’m going to talk about one I haven’t read. 248 more words

Writing And Publishing

The Theory of Everything

Travelling to Infinity

by Jane Hawking

A few weeks ago, I went to see the award-winning James Marsh film, The Theory of Everything, with Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife, Jane. 807 more words

Writing And Publishing

Gone to London to see the Queen!

The Heart of Midlothian

by Sir Walter Scott

‘On the day when the unhappy Porteous was expected to suffer the sentence of the law, the place of execution, extensive as it is, was crowded almost to suffocation.’ 717 more words
Writing And Publishing