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Books I Would Recommend to My Children: #1

The first book I would have on my list of recommended books for my children to read is “Bleak House” by Charles Dickens. This book is essentially about the legal system in England in the 19th century and Dickens likens the legal system, of which he had practical experience and a dim view, to fog. […]

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How Do You Reconcile the Writing Style of Charles Dickens and Ernest Hemingway?

I discovered Ernest Hemingway a few years ago. That was mainly thanks to my study of ‘copywriting’ and trying to write well for web visitors to my various websites/blogs. The advice was straightforward, and easy to follow provided you followed some simple rules. The rules focused on using short words, short sentences, short paragraphs and […]

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The Best 10 Minutes of My Day

My favourite time of the day is the ten minutes in the morning it takes me to drive to work. When I leave the house it is usually between 6.15 am and 6.30 am and it takes approximately ten minutes to reach my office in Enfield. In that ten minutes, however, I am transported to […]

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Dombey & Son By Charles Dickens-an Early Feminist Novel?

One of the greatest pleasures I have discovered in the last ten years or so is the genius of Charles Dickens. It started with Bleak House as this was a book recommended as one that would interest anyone with an interest in the law and legal system. It took a while to get into his […]