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Shakespeare’s words

Shakespeare’s influence on the English language is present in the many phrases we still use, some of them invented by the playwright. Here are some collected by The Independent on … Continue reading

23/04/2014 · Leave a comment


The beginning of something. Books for me are the beginning of an adventure, an open window to uncertainty, meeting people -some of them old  acquaintances , others totally strangers- feelings no … Continue reading

23/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Pride and Prejudice

Today is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a story full of wise and humorous observation of the people and manners of her times. … Continue reading

28/01/2013 · Leave a comment

The Snowman

The Snowman is a children’s book without words by English author Raymond Briggs, first published in 1978. In 1982, this tale -the story of a boy who builds a snowman on … Continue reading

21/12/2012 · 1 Comment


Gamestorming is a set of practices for facilitating innovation in the business world. A facilitator leads a group towards some goal by way of a game, a structured activity that … Continue reading

06/06/2012 · Leave a comment


“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts” This is one of the numerous quotes by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), considered … Continue reading

30/01/2012 · Leave a comment


Witty, strange, unusual …words which define the work of Roald Dahl, one of the most popular storytellers of our time. His stories have always  a twist in the tail, and … Continue reading

18/01/2012 · Leave a comment