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Bullwhips and Brown Belts: Beach’s Style Guide April 4, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
Bullwhips and Brown Belts: Beach's Style Guide

Beachcombing recently stumbled on an unconventional online guide to being a good writer. Advice ranged from the sensible ‘be honest’, to the silly ‘drink coffee’, to the frankly bizarre ‘have a huge bowel movement each day’. It was entertaining but left Beach no closer to Evelyn Waugh and Walt Whitman. In fact, it left Beach […]

Misplacing Masterpieces at Railway Stations April 29, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Misplacing Masterpieces at Railway Stations

Beachcombing heard today that his father – pater Beachcombing – will soon be coming for a visit to the Beachcombing house in Little Snoring – the first time in a couple of years, so a cause of celebration. Beachcombing’s favourite story about his father is that once while travelling by train to his publisher in […]

Biggles Meets the Sandman August 19, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Biggles Meets the Sandman

                    Beachcombing offers a post today on an unlikely WIBT meeting between two writers: T.E. Lawrence and W. E. Johns. Lawrence should need no introduction. He was a British lieutenant colonel who helped foment the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire (1916-1918). And with a self-publicising genius and an […]