Autumn is book season, of course. When the nights are getting darker and we all get more contemplative. So, if you’re feeling in the mood for something a bit high-brow which might even be genuinely useful, Steven Pinker’s new tome, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, could…

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Crimson, ochre, ghost white and lemon yellow. A faint, earthy waft of late summer chestnuts. Eye-delighting sunrise and twilight. Oily jamon, coal-black caves, carving cortadores. That’s my week in Spain in a paragraph. I visited in late September for a writing course with a difference. It’s called Dark Angels, and promotes itself as creative writing…

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