‘Stopping to rethread the needle twice before she got to the end, she got up and stood at the ironing board to press the skirt with a warm iron ready for collection.’
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No names, no pack drill as they used to say in the army, but Gert was shocked to her bootstraps to read sentences like this in a book that has received some praise:
Nietzsche Boredom is the windless calm of the soul
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Some nice Twainisms in David Crystal’s Guardian article about his new book Making a Point: the pernickety story of English punctuation.
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This book is dedicated to my parents, Ayn Rand and God
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