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The folklore behind common phrases

On the television news yesterday, one man gave his opinion that racism was ‘beyond the pale.’ It was a throwaway remark that he probably said without any consideration for the original meaning of the phrase. It did set me thinking though, … Continue reading

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Writing about whalers

Hi Folks When not writing about crime, or working as a lecturer, I write about the whaling industry. In particular I write about the Scottish whaling industry of the 19th century. Today people castigate the whaling industry, and quite rightly. … Continue reading

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