Fat, indolent and full of seething contempt for the world, Ignatius J Reilly is one of the great characters of modern fiction.
What a 17-year-old book on the language of technology means today.
On Saturday mornings, I’ll often be found in Leamington’s Oxfam Books and Music on Regent Street.
A Fieldingesqe romp set in belle epoque Amsterdam, Pleasure Seeker is the story of devilishly handsome country boy Piet Barol’s introduction to the mores (sexual and otherwise) of the big, bad city.
Groovy Man. So here it is, the latest foray into the obscure nether reaches of graphic design by my old mate Norman Hathaway (with Dan Nadal).
Magazines, book covers, posters, press ads, annual reports, brochures, children’s books, design criticism, photography.
The title’s a nod to the famous Orwell essay ‘Why I Write’, but the premise is quite different.
I know, I know… recommending a dictionary probably makes me sound like Lynne Truss’s long-lost half-brother.