The Blurb

The blurb is the bit on the back cover of a book. Sometimes also found on one of the first inner pages. I always thought this was supposed to give the reader a bit of information about the plot of the book, a bit like a film trailer but without revealing half so much. Turns …

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Random Fact

Doing a bit of fact-checking for my current story, I came across this and couldn't resist sharing: Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewellery. The name comes from the ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.