This blog was supposed to be mostly about books, particularly vintage paperbacks. It’s been rather taken over by theatre reviews and travel writing, but it’s time to get back to basics. 452 more words
This is some more from Ralph Rylance’s 19th century Epicure’s Almanack:
Gypsy encampments were well-established at both Norwood and Dulwich: at the Horns Tavern on Knight’s Hill Common in Norwood ‘ample provision made for the refreshment of the many parties who come hither to have their fortunes told, and gyspeying parties’ are seen as well at the Plough in Dulwich, where butterfly collectors also meet to exchange specimens.
Kids need to read and Dolphin Boy will help promote childhood literacy. Dolphin Boy will also create QTE – a quality time experience between children and their families. 690 more words
In the broadest sense of the word, I think the vast majority of books are misclassified when genre is assigned to them. That’s not an indictment on the publishing industry but a simple fact that each book is unique and, though it may have some similarities to other books on the market, assigning a particular BISAC code to a book for marketing purposes may actually prevent a reader from finding a book they would enjoy very much. 830 more words