To Cut a Short Story Long

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‘To cut a long story short’ (Slang) Idiom, meaning to make only the final point in a long story. An elegant and cultured lady of my acquaintance, now dead, coined the inversion of that slang phrase, when describing the tendency of … Continue reading

History by the River

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On Tuesday evening I went along to Hammersmith and the Blue Anchor, a pub overlooking the River Thames. I was there for this month’s meeting of History by the River, an event run by the Historical Writers Association and its … Continue reading