Reviews

We highlight the best writing guides and other equipment for the writing life

The Writer's Group Handbook
Thinking of setting, or perhaps joining, a writers’ group? This book has a good…

18 July 2014

Oxford Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Searching for Synonyms (words similar in meaning) and Antonyms (words that mean…

18 July 2014

Writing The Self
If you are thinking of writing anything that falls into a biographical…

06 May 2014

Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons
This book features fifty English words (most of them very common) each with…

24 March 2014

Horror Upon Horror
Horror is not a self-contained genre. It can, for example, include ghost…

24 March 2014

The Fiction of Autobiography
A study of the autobiographical genre including memoir writing. Anyone working…

24 March 2014

Improve Your Written English
A book that explains how grammar works with an emphasis on how you should use it…

24 March 2014

Oxford A-Z of English Usage
Here we have the complete alphabetised guide to tricky questions of English…

06 January 2014

Swearing Like A Trooper
MJ Trow's book sets the bad language of the war in its historical context (it is…

06 January 2014

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