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On Orwell, the internet and book publishing

I have recently re-read George Orwell’s short essay ‘Politics and the English Language’ and strongly recommend it. Orwell wrote that writing clearly and making good sense are at least the beginning of a world that is more just, more humane. … Continue reading

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‘Explicit to the idiot …’

Today, two things in my mind. One, William Blake’s extraordinary letter to the Reverend Dr Trusler (23 August 1799). For background, Blake was always very short of money; Trusler was offering to become a patron of Blake’s printed illustrations and … Continue reading

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Blog for blog’s sake?

Walter Pater, in his seraphic 1868 conclusion to The Renaissance, said: ‘Of the fruit of a quickened, multiplied consciousness, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most. For art comes to … Continue reading

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Are you receiving me?

This is the first line of a new blog. Sure enough, I’m going to write about my business and what we do: we help other businesses – maybe yours – to communicate. But I hate corporate blogspeak. I’m going to … Continue reading

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