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Caroline Taggart

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I was an editor for 30 years before Michael O’Mara Books asked me to write what became I Used to Know That. I think its success took everyone by surprise – it certainly did me – but it led to my writing a lot of other books and finally, after about three years, feeling able to tell people I was an author. It's a nice feeling.

Until recently the book I was most proud of was The Book of London Place Names (Ebury), partly because I am passionate about London and partly because, having written ten or so books before that, I finally felt I was getting the hang of it.

Now I have to confess I’m really excited by my first venture into continuous narrative. For A Slice of Britain: around the country by cake (AA) I travelled the country investigating
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When New Words Come Along

I’m reading a book that was first published in 1846 and (admittedly in a translated-from-the-Russian version) there is a moment when the hero is struck by the glossiness of his boss’s shoes, ‘acting as powerful reflectors’:


‘That’s called a high-light,’ thought our hero. ‘The term is used particularly in artists’ studios…’


Not only is the word ‘high-light’ hyphenated and printed in italics, both devices to show that the idea is quite ne.../>

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Lady make note of this --
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“What mostly happens in the Iliad is that Achilles has a hissy fit because Agamemnon has stolen a slave girl of his, sulks in his tent for eight books and spends the ninth telling Agamemnon he’s had enough and he’s going home.”
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“Accents must have been pretty important in Ancient Greek, because a man called Herodian wrote a treatise in twenty-one books about them, most of which, you’ll be happy to know, are now lost.”
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“As far as I’m concerned, whom is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.’ CALVIN TRILLIN”
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Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
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