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Tolkien & Lewis

A quiet delight of history is the fact that so many literary greats knew each other. In England, at least, this is less happy coincidence and more a side effect of the country’s cloistered bunch of elite universities. Still, just for now, let’s not hold that against the memory of young men, smoking pipes like …

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An unlikely source of names

I can’t vocalise why particular combinations – Matthew Grief, Gloria Swarm, Jebediah Vault – sound so funny, but they are very satisfying. Often, the results of trying to find these names are trounced by coincidence.

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