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Word-lover interview: Susan Purcell of The Virtual Linguist

Meet Susan Purcell, the latest in our series of word lover interviews. Susan writes at The Virtual Linguist, and speaks and writes French, German and Russian as well as English. What is your favourite language?Out of those I have studied as a foreign language,… Read More
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Word-lover interview: Nic Subtirelu of Linguistic Pulse

Word-lovers abound in the Collins Dictionary community, and so we’re running an interview series with some of the ones we’re lucky enough to count as friends of the blog. We’re delighted to speak to Nic Subtirelu, who runs Linguistic Pulse and is interested in the… Read More
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The Monogram Murders: How to Speak Like Hercule Poirot

To celebrate the release of The Monogram Murders, the brand new Hercule Poirot novel from best-selling crime fiction novelist Sophie Hannah, we’re putting a spotlight on Christie’s most beloved character – specifically on his accent, which is so renowned that it has even become an event:… Read More
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Word-lover interview: Yousuf AlBader

Word-lovers abound in the Collins Dictionary community, and so we’re running an interview series with some of the ones we’re lucky enough to count as friends of the blog. Following our interviews with Lynne Murphy of Separated By A Common Language, Tim Gorichanaz from ScratchTap… Read More