The Veil of Time: Thoughts on “Outlander”.

OK... I do realise I'm a little late to the party (like, two years late, but that's what not blogging for two years does to you, eh?), but can we just overlook this fact and talk about "Outlander", please? As an avid fan of the book series by Diana Gabaldon, I have to admit I... Continue Reading →


James Bowen & Street Cat Bob: An Update

Among the first few blogposts I wrote on here was this one about James Bowen, his trusty sidekick Bob the street cat and their book "A Street Cat Named Bob", which was published in March of 2012 and went on to top the UK's (and many other countries') bestseller list for up to a year... Continue Reading →

Shakespeare and I

Not only has April 23rd been the International Day of the Book (or World Book Day) ever since 1995... for much longer it has also been the birthday (and death-day, actually) of a certain someone called William Shakespeare, and today we are celebrating it for the 450th time. Since the birthday boy is unable to... Continue Reading →

Kate Fox – Watching the English

I love reading books about England and the English and this one is a particular favourite of mine. English anthropologist Kate Fox has studied the unwritten codes and rules her fellow countrymen (and -women) live by. In 14 chapters, divided into two parts ("Conversation Codes" and "Behaviour Codes") Kate Fox talks about speech patterns, people's... Continue Reading →

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