Neil Rathmell – writer

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Tag Archives: reading

How to read a play

We are encouraged to believe, wrongly I think, that a play must be seen to be appreciated. To read a play, we are told, is to miss most of what … Continue reading

December 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

No book has ever changed my life

The claim that ‘this book will change your life’ is often made but rarely questioned. It seems to be generally accepted nowadays that reading is a ‘life-changing’ activity. I would … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment