IT is Christmas tree purchase time once again-unless that is you are one of those wise…Continue Reading
Category: Book Talk
“Sweet Thames Run Softly, Till I End My Song”: Two Kinds Of Poetry; Two Kinds Of Use Of English?
It’s a famous, striking and beautiful line I think! It is also a charming illustration! Charming,…Continue Reading
Debate Between A Retired Teacher Of English & An Enthusiastic Student On SALLY ROONEY
So large and so significant is English as a literature that you never really lose sight…Continue Reading
“What Is Honour? A Word”
The affections lead us on says Wordsworth. So does language. This is what Falstaff is resisting…Continue Reading
The Names Of Wildflowers: A Vocabulary To Treasure.
Savour the names! Jenkins is writing his response to receiving a copy of Sarah Raven’s “Wild…Continue Reading
“By Boots I Am M.A”
In the 1920’s D. H. Lawrence wrote the following clever poem. It may not be one…Continue Reading
The Third Realm
The Third realm sounds mysterious, perhaps mystical, but is simply like this. It is English class…Continue Reading
Music That Murders Silence
You cannot escape it can you? That loud over-powering pulsating beat! We have gone to a…Continue Reading