Thursday, 1 October 2009


There was an interesting article on titles in Saturday's Guardian (my favourite paper of the week and the only news I believe)

Kate Clanchy wrote a book about her Kosovan nanny/cleaner originally title "What is she doing here?" and now called "Antgona and Me" in paperback. The thinking being the hardback title sounded a bit negative and even poe-faced. They basically want to sell more copies and titles are so important for that.

Read the rest here

Did you know for instance that The Great Gatsby was nearly called "Trimalchio in the West Egg?" Me neither.

And there's The Golden Compass v Northern Lights. The first is, I think, more evocative but possibly less correct - Philip Pullman.

Here's another post that worth a read from Writing World.

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