Tom Hodgkinson

The beauty of the ampersand and other keyboard symbols

27 March 2021 9:00 am

This is such a great idea: a book with one short essay per punctuation mark or typographical symbol. Of course,…

Of course Boris Johnson should take an afternoon nap

20 January 2021 1:50 am

Does Boris Johnson take an afternoon nap? Yes, according to a Downing Street insider who told the Times today that…

Gazing heavenwards: the medieval monks who mapped the planetary motions

3 October 2020 9:00 am

We can probably blame George and Ira Gershwin. It was that brilliant duo who, in 1937, penned the memorable lyric…

Nothing doing

14 July 2018 9:00 am

There is a long and noble history of books about doing nothing. In the 5th century bc the sage Lao…