THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN (as Shakespeare saw it) All the world’s a stage/And all the men and women merely players/They have their exits and their entrances… THE SEVEN AGES OF WOMAN (as I see it) All the world’s a soap/And all the girls and women TV actresses/They have their long-shots and their close-ups…   … More ADONIS AND APHRODITE


COMING SOON The Language of Brexit To be published in February 2018 Bloomsbury – 2018   Investigating the 2016 EU Referendum in the UK, The Language of Brexit explores the ways in which ‘Brexit’ campaigners utilised language more persuasively than their ‘Remain’ counterparts. Drawing parallels with effective political discourse used worldwide, this book highlights … More MY BOOKS


Is it a civilized library where you can get a pint of ale or is it a literary pub? HOW TIMES CHANGE In the 13th century there were streets in London named Gropecuntlane, Pissing Alley and Shitteborwelane. A dandelion could be called a pissabed, a heron a shiterow and a windhover a windfucker. In those … More MY HABITAT