‘My choice of 10 books here reflects the writings of diverse commentators – patients, academics, novelists, psychologists and critical psychiatrists – who have at different times challenged our understanding of mental illnesses and how best to treat them.’
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Mark Forsyth took a trip to Australia last month where he recorded the below video for Australian TV show The Feed, and revealed just exactly what a Delphinesterian* is…
And check out ‘Hold a levee for Mark My Words’ here.
At this event we will be exploring the wizardy of words with Mark Forsyth, with fun and games and erudition. Artists including brilliant composer and pianist Lola Perrin explore the power of words in music, while Anne Chmelewsky shows just how a man in search of a good wife must find the right words. And magical tales of the Sundarbans are told without words in the Bengali story of Bonbibi from Culturepot Global.
With practical advice from one of England’s most expert ladies, When One is Expecting is an invaluable guide for anyone who has ever thought about having, had, seen, or been a baby.
Times Sports Book of the Year is a public-voted award – so thank you everybody who voted! 3000 votes were cast and Bobby’s Open took 45% of the total votes.
John Hopkins, former Golf Correspondent of The Times and head of the golf judges, said: “Bobby Jones in golf is a bit like Richard Wagner in music, an heroic figure about whom a great deal has been written down the years. This means that the Jones seam has been well mined. Steven Reid’s trick is to have unearthed some new information which he has leavened with material that was known and presented it all in a thoughtful and thought provoking way.”
Martin Bell will be speaking alongside David Welch, Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda, University of Kent, historians and military experts as part of the British Library’s Propaganda: Power and Persuasion exhibition on 21st June, 6:30pm.
Martin’s talk will be on state propaganda and ‘Justifying War’: ‘Dynamic communication with the general population is essential in the lead up to, and during, periods of conflict. Effective propaganda rallies the public to a cause, bolsters military support and can be employed with devastating effect against the enemy.’
Mark Forsyth’s The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language is published in paperback today!
William Leith reviewed the book for the Evening Standard, which you can read here: ‘I really love books about words, and this is a particularly good one’.
Come and see Mark Forsyth at the Cauldron event on 24th June, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm at the Hemingford Arms, where he’ll be talking about the magic of words.
If you have yet to read Mark Forsyth’s Sunday Times Number One bestselling book on the etymology behind everyday words, find out more about it here.