This smartly illustrated literary miscellanea will pique the interest of English prose enthusiasts anywhere. From "Dead Language - the Speaks" (e.g. ad-speak, etc.) to "Re-writing - Again?" and "Rules - Must We Obey?" authors Healey and Strube scrutinize prose in its various forms to reflect on what constitutes distinctive writing, and why. Included are samples of timeless fiction, astute quotes from celebrated authors, and ruminations on the difficulties of conveying, in prose, the mysteries of the human mind. Those interested in "words in their best order" (Coleridge) will find themselves (dare we say) exhilarated..