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

Connecting

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It is said that there are only six degrees of separation between any two people. In his 1929 book of short stories Everything is Different, Frigyes Karinthy suggested in Chain Links that, as the networks which people used to communicate … Continue reading