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Horde – Orda! Order!

In some dictionaries the word horde is said to come from sixteenth century Polish, Horda, or…

Treasure from India

During the heyday of Empire, when Queen Victoria was thrilled to style herself ‘Empress if India,’…

Spel Cheque.

Correct spelling, as a ‘thing’, has been back in the news recently as it was allegedly…

Knowing Your Uppercase from Your lowercase

You don’t need a post on the meaning of uppercase and lowercase, I know. You don’t…

SALE!!! How to promote your own books – or maybe not!

People following this blog – yes, both of you – may remember at the end of…

Are You Dying to Buy a House?

Like many young people in the 70s I bought my own property. Rents were high and…

It’s Not Where You Write, Or If You Write, But How.

Covid -19 has affected many people’s writing habits. Last Sunday I wrote about those so affected…