Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery (and a New Year’s Resolution)

‘Do No Harm’, the memoir of neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, is one of my books of the year. Compelling and fascinating, it is articulately and honestly written, it provides unexpected insights into life and death, and it has had more impact on me than anything else I have read this year. Why, then, did I find … Read more Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery (and a New Year’s Resolution)

The Joy of Text

It’s come as a great relief to learn that a recent survey has revealed that 80% of those who use subtitles when watching TV are not deaf or hard of hearing. I am, it would seem, not alone, and it’s reassuring to know that my increasing subtitle-dependency does not mean that other writing is on … Read more The Joy of Text