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The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

A short review Michael O’Byrne’s The Crime Writer’s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

The first English Dictionary of Slang 1699 Review

Monday, October 4th, 2010

My copy of The first English Dictionary of Slang 1699 reprinted by the Bodleian Library arrived in the post today and a willing-tit of a book it is too. The introduction is interesting covering the dating of its first printing, who B.E. Gentleman (the mysterious author) might have been and other topics.  The original preface […]

Bank of England Bigger than Tower 42

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

I’d never have guessed the Bank of England was so big. Just shows what you can hide underground if you dig a big enough hole. See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4987016.stm

Airforce One Plans

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

For all those gamers who wondered what airforce one really was like… Forget Airforce One. Forget The West Wing. Forget NCIS. See The Guardian.

Handy Web Site

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Found a handy web site today. An Old English to Modern English Dictionary: http://home.comcast.net/~modean52/oeme_dictionaries.htm Great for finding names and inspiration for fantasy writing.

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