The Archive at Reading University and Live on BBC Radio 5

Today I witnessed the birth of several of Eric Partridge's books eighty-odd years ago. Together with Routledge's Andrea Harthill I went to the Archive at Reading University and had a delightful time browsing ancient correspondence that seems as immediate as e-mail - one letter from his publisher asked 'Dear Partridge' to postpone a meeting until later in the day that the note was sent. The Archive is a treasure.

On Sunday I am due to do an interview for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Have fun