I am a writer and publisher of history with a passionate interest in language, especially that incredible beast, English. My books are available through Amazon or at barbdrummond.co.uk
Much of what I have written but not published will find its way to this site.
Many non native speakers complain about how hard it is to master, but it is an incredibly complex machine, so should involve an effort to become proficient.
It now dominates the world because it is a genuine world language.
And it is in constant flux, because that is what a living system should do. Just think about the word shamble: how did it move from describing the gait of a lame bear to the state of a teenager’s bedroom?
I love reading, I love writing, I love sharing ideas, the stranger the better. But I also love to question, to comment and to criticise.
Talk to me.