Articles by Sam Leith
Sam Leith / November 15, 2017
Beware of those who dogmatically trumpet "Plain English"—except where it counts
The truth is that what writers do—the important part—is pretty boring
Sam Leith / September 12, 2017
Here's another snappy catchphrase for the rest of us: “Duck and cover"
Sam Leith / August 13, 2017
What is the quality of boyhood that we would find admirable in this earnest 68-year-old and near teetotal man?
Sam Leith / July 18, 2017
Two years after applying, my wife and I got a call saying a free allotment plot had come up. But digging and weeding were only half the challenge
The icons aren't just for kids: over 90 per cent of the world’s internet users make use of emojis on social media
"Here, I thought, is a whole subcategory of vocabulary"
"An influential translator can be the midwife to a whole canon or, for that matter, a whole national literature"