Reading

Literary studies and background reading for writers and book lovers

The Book of English Place Names

The Book of English Place Names is an excellent book for exploring place name construction and a good source for ...

04/05/2012

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Pleasures of Reading in an age of Distraction

This book explores the motivation of book reading and why in a technological age so many people still love reading ...

04/05/2012

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Dictionaries A Very Short Introduction

This small book tracks the history and the art of dictionary making, from origins as word lists on clay tablets ...

04/05/2012

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Childrens Literature

If you write for children, this will not only be a fascinating and a helpful read it will also help you see your ...

04/05/2012

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The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

The Cambridge Creative Writing is aimed at two groups: students and teachers of creative writing, and anyone who ...

04/05/2012

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Vernacular Eloquence

When you have finished a writing session, you should read it aloud. The idea is that anything you find difficult ...

04/05/2012

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How To Talk Like a Local

If you want to write in local dialect, Susie Dent's book has to be your essential guide

25/05/2011

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Writers In Black and White

The more of yourself or your experiences you can put into your writing, the more authentic your story becomes,' ...

22/03/2011

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