Giants of Fiction: Spillane and Scott

Giants of Fiction: Spillane and Scott

Mickey Spillane was the best-selling American fiction author of the 20th century, 200 million worldwide. But not good enough for the canon. GIANTS OF FICTION: SPILLANE AND SCOTT The best-selling authors of their day, if not the best I once read a lot of novels. In...
The Call of the Siren

The Call of the Siren

Left: Age 9, Barton Primary School, Bedfordshire, 1961. Right: Age 13, Bedford School, 1965. THE CALL OF THE SIREN How English is spoken can change one’s life profoundly I stood up in class and answered a question. I got it right, but I said it wrong. “Boy!” thundered...