Monthly Archives: September 2012

Adam’s Rib

‘What’s happening to the fruit,’ Eve wailed to her husband. The new season’s apples she’d bought were a big disappointment — luscious-looking but floury and tasteless. Eve loved them straight from the tree, fragrant, crisp and juicy, but a decade … Continue reading

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Pursuing the elusive butterfly of book culture

Young, Sherman  2007, The Book is Dead: Long Live the Book, University of New South Wales Press Ltd, Sydney. ISBN 978 086840 804 0 I’ve emerged from the cocoon of semi-retirement to become a wet-winged undergraduate attempting a Bachelor’s degree … Continue reading

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The Funny Things They Say

A large part of an editor’s work is to make sense of a writer’s words.  The writer may understand exactly what he or she means but the words spoken or written may convey something else entirely. It can even happen with … Continue reading

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