Claire Armitstead, Tom Rob Smith, Lindesay Irvine, Laura Wilson, Tim Maby: “Marc Pastor joins us to talk about his latest novel â€“ the first to be translated into English â€“ and how he’s putting a new sub-genre on the map: Barcelona Gothic.” Zafón, Shadow of the wind, total sales ca 15 million. Or doesn’t he count?
- Alternative etymology of “blah”
Here’s one: blah (n.) “idle, meaningless talk,” 1918, probably echoic; the adj. meaning “bland, dull” is from 1919, perhaps infl. by
- Monkey anis
Mona: (I once met a Tangier man who claimed to own a Barbary ape called Lisa, but let’s not go there, or
- Ali Smith on literature in translation
Ali Smith (via Transblawg) makes some ill-conceived remarks in the London Times re the availability of translated literature on the UK
- Ad on Google
Barri gotic Meet Hundred of Thousands of Gothic Singles here for Love & Friendship. www.GothicMatch.com I don’t know any goths in Barcelona’s Gothic quarter.
- Email pricing
The following pricelist was received from a spammer who thinks that a Taiwanese email address is worth 70 times as much