BBC News - Ten 100-year predictions that came true →
Some more accuratel than others, it has to be said. But it’s still impressive that someone writing in 1900 predicted mobile phones and cameras able to instantly transmit their photos across the world.
18 Rants by Mark Twain About Bad Writing - Maria... →
Brilliance. Among other things, Mark Twain wrote that the “rules governing literary art in the domain of romantic fiction” require that the personages in a tale shall be alive, except in the case of corpses, and that always the reader shall be able to tell the corpses from the others. and require that the author shall say what he is proposing to say, not merely come near it.
Ronald Searle: Drawings for a beloved wife – in... →
Another side to the cartoonist Ronald Searle, best known for his illustrations for the Molesworth and St Trinian’s books.