The days when the redoubtable P. G. Wodehouse was the most popular English-language writer in India are well and truly gone. And so it was fascinating the other day to see the list of the Top Ten Indian Writers in English … What’s interesting about this list is not just the fact that
Do you still like the feel of a book in your hand, and the look of them on your bookshelves? Or have you already moved without a backward glance into the virtual world of ebooks - and perhaps even thought you might have a go at writing one yourself? The growth of ebooks has been remar
American English is increasingly becoming the written and spoken norm for children and teenagers outside the US – even in the UK, according to a new study by Oxford University Press (OUP) … The report is based on more than 74,000 entries for a BBC short story competition w
Expertise in any area is a wonderful thing. So there’s nothing worse than seeing ground-breaking findings in a post-graduate dissertation sink beneath the academic waves – simply because the author is not a born writer … It can happen whether English is the author
It’s not surprising that English is becoming the language most frequently used in Dutch universities given the number of English-speaking students coming to the Netherlands to study. Believe it or not, the number of UK students signing up for Maastricht University increased ten-
As a Philosophy graduate – many years ago now, I admit – I know very well how difficult it is for people writing within a particular discipline to push aside its jargon and strive for clarity. And yet for academics and aspiring academics, clarity is what matters in the end – because
La Bergerie is a fully modernized stone cottage in the heart of the Dordogne. In a quiet valley just three kilometres from the nearest town, it has a private swimming pool, beautifully-planted gardens and relaxing views over the countryside.