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Grace Tierney writes in rural Ireland. Her award winning Wordfoolery blog about unusual English words has been running for ten years exploring everything from “pooka” to “friggatriskaidekaphobia”.

Grace has serialised two novels on the online reading platform Channillo and published “How To Get Your Name In The Dictionary” (the stories behind English eponyms, inspired by her blog). She’s a columnist in her local paper and regularly publishes articles and short fiction. Grace has been a mentor in National Novel Writing Month since 2009 and enjoys helping her local writers while writing her own book in a month. When not writing you’ll find her reading, crafting, or hiking up a hill.

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This week’s word, immense, was recently listed as one of readers’ favourite words in English. After exploring another gigantic word, brobdingnagian, last week I thought we could continue the large theme this week.


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Immense is the adjective used to describe something which is great beyond measure. It entered English in the early 1400s from Old French imm...

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For die hard fans of this series combining Ballard and Bosch in the same story is a win. Both have a fire to get justice for murder victims and will bend the rules and risk all to do so. Despite the age gap, they work well as a team. I worry about Bo ...more
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Another great detection romp with Bryant & May but this time it's their younger selves in a classic country house mystery at the end of the swinging sixties. Loved meeting them as younger men.
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