Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Pigeon English by Stephen KelmanPigeon English by Stephen Kelman is one of the books I’ve received as part of my monthly subscription to the Willoughby Book Club. They always send me the best books! But the reason I picked up Pigeon English now is because Kelman will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Books Festival this year. His new book, Man on Fire, looks amazing but isn’t out until August so I don’t know if I’ll get it read before seeing him. Continue reading

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How To Speak Brit by C.J. Moore

How to Speak Brit After living in the UK for three years, I decided it was time for me to look into the issue of language a little more deeply. And in walks How To Speak Brit. I think language and how one speaks in analyzed and thought about a little bit more in Britain than it is in North America. It is so revealing about who you are and where you come from. This comes down not just to the words one uses, but also how those words are said. Continue reading