LEIGH FORBES: Books of all Sorts

17th September 2017
by Leigh Forbes
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Dr Johnson’s Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story Of The Book That Defined The World

by Henry Hitchings. This is a story of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary – the first comprehensive dictionary of English, which was published in 1755. We start with a brief history of Johnson’s early life: his very modest upbringing in Litchfield; his education – and … Continue reading

17th April 2016
by Leigh Forbes
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Dead Water

by Ann Cleeves. A bereaved Jimmy Perez gradually gets hooked into a murder case, this time led by an incoming inspector, the very likable Willow Reeves. Spoiled journalist Jerry Markham is dead, but who did it? Was it his spurned … Continue reading