That’s what I said, but it’s not what I meant

That’s what I said, but it’s not what I meant

Sometimes the words that come out of my mouth don’t exactly match the meaning I had in mind. Pretty often, if I’m honest. When you see a literal, accurate transcription of what someone said, it can be surprising how little sense it makes. Even when it is said by an...
Book publishing: time for a factory tour

Book publishing: time for a factory tour

Once a manuscript disappears inside the ivory tower that is a book publishing house, what exactly happens to it? What alchemy transforms it from a bundle of A4 pages to a gorgeous, elegantly written book that readers will clamour to buy? ‘Authors do not write books,...