Old Scots Words and Others

January 19, 2018 admin 0

With Robbie Burns Day coming at us fast and furious on January 25th, it seemed appropriate in joining History Hustle in looking at “20 awesome […]

Don’t Read This

March 20, 2013 admin 0

In a world where it sometimes seems that everyone is trying to tell you what to read, it’s strikingly refreshing to have someone tell you […]

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Dictator Lit 101

April 24, 2011 admin 0

“When not tyrannising their people,” Leo Benedictus writes in today’s Guardian, “it seems despots such as Colonel Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein like to turn their […]

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Simpson’s Farce

September 16, 2007 admin 0

We’ve refrained from commenting at all on the stomach-turning mutations of the Simpson book saga. We weren’t shy — we seldom are — but the […]