Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

When you think about it quite a few nursery rhymes have outdoor or garden themes: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, Ring...

The more pregnant you get, the more maternity leggings require the structural support of the Burj Khalifa. I learnt the importance of construction the hard way after buying a pair of leggings online in Korea from a local brand during my last pregna...

Authors of fiction create their characters and have unlimited insight into their character’s emotions. Emotional involvement in a (fictional) character’s journey keeps readers immersed. Immersion is important because the more immersed a reader is, t...

Stories are usually told in the past tense; the reader reads the past in the present and transports herself into the present of the story world. Deviating from the past tense adds emphasis—something different is happening, something strange. Adults...

During this lockdown our virtual worlds have expanded with FaceTime for family, Teams meetings for colleagues, Skype dinners with friends, theatre on Youtube, and Salon’s online Book Club.

My first online bookclub was with Emma Jane Unsworth who...

Rabbits are famous for two things: fecundity and a love of lettuce. While these two ideas are not commonly linked in modern times, that has not always been the case.

Symbols of modernity might more commonly be morbidly obese people eating ultra...