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Let’s talk. And as the walrus says, about everything and anything as our fancy takes us—style for every day, the art and satisfaction of running a comfortable and welcoming home, the joy and work of entertaining at home, politics from a centre-right perspective…

…and even about what I do for a living: writing & rewriting, editing & proofreading technical documents, website text, promotional materials, novels and memoirs. In short, when getting the words right matters, Editor’s Ink is there to help.

“ ‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax―
Of cabbages—and kings―
And why the sea is boiling hot―
And whether pigs have wings.’ ”
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

Fashion through my ages: PART I – 1960s to 1980s

From an event to rapid change In the 1700s, textiles were costly, making a new court dress “an event for everyone; even the King’s birthday might not flush out more than ‘very little finery and many old clothes,’ as reported in 1729,” Nicola Shulman writes in “Leaping...

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Un message de détresse de FRANCE

The novels I resisted reading The Elementary Particles when its translation came out at the start of our new millennium. Les particules élémentaires by Michel Houellebeqc was published in 1998 to excited reviews by the chattering classes, most praising, a few...

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My playhouse in the hedge

My First House The girl is the woman. When I was a girl, I created a playhouse in the hedge; when I was a woman, I created a home in the city. The hedge was mostly maples, with a sprinkling of willows and poplars; the city neighbourhood is filled with mature trees,...

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The perennial book – the Bible

A book offer popped up on my email the other day. Nothing newsworthy about that, you say, as book offers appear daily, weekly, monthly in inboxes, especially those of readers of books and book reviews. But this one was offering an ancient book presented in a new and...

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