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SASS for Web Designers: a review

I look forward to Dan Cederholm's books more than those of any other web author. Dan has a gift for explaining essential new front-end design techniques with great clarity, and providing code examples that developers can actually use for day-to-day design work. Read more →

The Testament of Mary

A review I wrote some time ago of Colm Tóibin's novella The Testament of Mary which hasn't yet found a home. I thought I may as well just post it here. Read more →

Christmas 1977

After a particularly exhausting runup to the holidays I've spent more time passively consuming Christmas TV than usual this year. I've forgotten much of it already, but as a long time MR James fan I enjoyed Mark Gatiss' adaptation of The Tractate Middoth and the Jamesian gloom (with reference both to MR James and Henry James) of The Thirteenth Tale. A nod also to Death Comes to Pemberley, which got me through a rather nasty cold. Read more →

My favourite books of 2013

I have yielded to public clamour and condescended to write (rather more than I intended) about some of the best books I read in 2013. I've tried to pick out half-a-dozen favourites, and mention a few others in passing. Here they are, in alphabetical order. Read more →

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