The murky origins of David Cameron’s new favourite phrase

5 March 2016 9:00 am

‘They all laughed at Christopher Columbus,’ sang my husband flatly, ‘when he said the world was round.’ I wasn’t going…

Why it’s time to revive the commonplace book

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Among the gifts that have come my way this Christmas season, none has given me pleasure more immediate or more…

Britain's best one-liners, from Oxford's 2013 edition

21 September 2013 9:00 am

A selection from the latest edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, edited by Gyles Brandreth