I am delighted to hear that Maud Newton likes this book by Elizabeth Young. I am on a mission to get everybody I know who cares about books to read it. Tidbit: EY was the girlfriend of Mick Jones of The Clash!
I have published four novels and two academic books; forthcoming in 2014 is "Reading Style: A Life in Sentences." I teach in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.