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Leaders and Speechwriters

‘You start by writing down the headline you want to see in the paper after you’ve delivered the speech. Then you write the two press releases for the articles you want to appear as follow-up stories to the speech. Then you sit down to write the speech.’ Paddy Ashdown

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A thunder of assent

Throughout Churchill: The Power of Words, you are reminded of the importance of the physicality of writing, and the way in which the scaffolding of language is built, piece by piece, with effort and craft, to arrive at something which inspires, moves and motivates

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You’ve got mail

There are some profoundly important pieces in this collection – asides, sideswipes and ruminations that bring the often complex theories and personalities of individuals into the language of everyday life.

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The Mindless Menace of Violence

What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created?

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