My book’s in the shops!
…well, one shop anyway. The official publication date of “Time Travelling With A Hamster” is December 31, but at least one shop – thank you Waterstone’s, Kensington High Street – have received a bunch of them already and decided to put them out in the store, sandwiched – handily – between two David Walliams books. […]
A tiny little error…
I first read this on Twitter a few days ago, and figured it was just made up. Funny, but made up. Turns out, it’s true! Hurray! The mistake appeared in the Boston Globe & Mail who issued the correction the following day. I’ve long had a fascination with misplaced apostrophes. I even wrote a finals dissertation for […]
Lang Lang and Liberace
Went to see Lang Lang last night, the renowned Chinese pianist who, it seems, divides opinion. A rather sniffy review in The Telegraph was typical of Lang Lang detractors: style over substance, too much of a showman, etc. One comment online amused me: “Lang Lang needs to remind himself that he is a Pianist (sic) and […]
How fast can you type?
When I was a kid, typing was a rare skill practiced invariably by ladies in offices with upswept spectacles who never looked at their fingers. (My Auntie Betty was one such. Her fingers would move so fast across the keys of her electric typewriter and she never seemed to make mistakes.) As a young journalist I became […]