From Forrester to Follett: the lure of epic adventure

When I was a kid, I got half an hour of reading time before I went to sleep. I soon finished all my Classics Illustrated epic adventure comics, so my dad gave me one of his books – CS Forrester’s The Gun. I got hooked on historical adventure fiction. Many of the classic stories I […]

The 27th letter of the alphabet

And how the Romans are involved again Of course, there are only 26 letters in the alphabet. But once there were 27. Well 29, but we’ll get to that later. The additional letter is the ampersand. Today it’s mainly used in company names, like Barnes & Noble, or in abbreviations like R & R. It’s […]