Filigree, antimacassar, daguerreotype, lapis lazuli

Is there a secret code that works its way through award-winning literature, unknown to the judges of literary prizes, or maybe known and used as a checklist by those same judges? Or is it just a “coincidence”? Over the years I have noticed that at least two of the following words or phrases often appear… Continue reading Filigree, antimacassar, daguerreotype, lapis lazuli

Catchphrases · Notes from West London · Reading

February’s “Coincidence Corner”

Back in December I wrote that “What a coincidence” is one of our catchphrases, and why, and in January (“Porlock”) wrote that themes, stories or references will recur if you keep your eyes and ears open, and keep on reading, and watching, and listening. They’re not really coincidences. You won’t know what they are in… Continue reading February’s “Coincidence Corner”