Tag Archives: Literature

The Battle of Agincourt & Why It Still Matters Today!

Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of countless historical battles one has to remember if you are interested in English or British history.  This one though has gained something of a mythical status.   In … Continue reading

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My New Book – Very Sad Poetry

I’m delighted today to be able to announce the release of my first ever book of poems, Very Sad Poetry.   I felt very strongly that there are a great deal of poetry books on happy subjects of love, friendship … Continue reading

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How Shakespeare has influenced Pop Culture

How can I be British, a writer, yet have never really written about Shakespeare in over 3 years of blogging. Would you believe that when I was at Secondary School (High School), it was politically incorrect for us to learn … Continue reading

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Languages with no vowels

Hv y vr wndrd abt vwls? Or should I say, have you ever wondered about vowels? We use them all the time and they make up the first words that we learn at school.  Nearly all our words have vowels … Continue reading

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Words we still use from Shakespeare!

This week marks both the death and supposed birth of the greatest writer of the English language, William Shakespeare.  He was born in 1564 and died in 1616 and whilst much about him is sometimes doubted such as his birthday, … Continue reading

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Poetry from the Trenches

The 11th of November is Armistice Day, the day that originally marked the end of World War 1.   These days Remembrance Day or Poppy Day as it is sometimes called also focuses on the many later wars of the 20thC … Continue reading

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102 great words that aren’t in English but should be!

I spent 4 years at a college in London University studying Africa and Asia.  It was the most wonderful place due to the exposure of various languages and cultures and when I say various I mean hundreds.  I remember one … Continue reading

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Going To The Cinema Alone…. Specifically For The Great Gatsby (2013 film)

For the last few months whilst being without a job I have made it my business to go to the cinema once a week on a Tuesday during which I get to see films for half price. It may be … Continue reading

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New book launch Planes Traines and Sinking Boats + Special Offers and Competition give-away!

Today is a big day, the official launch of my second book!  Planes, Trains and Sinking Boats: My Travels Through A World Of Mishaps is a humorous travelogue. I originally started writing it for two main reasons; the first is … Continue reading

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