Delightful Interview with China Mieville

At the Guardian, here. He’s one of my absolute favourite authors, a really wonderful storyteller.

I’m also super-impressed and delighted that the 12-year-old interviewer asked this question:

On a recent visit to a 16th century house called East Riddlesdon Hall, I found an early Victorian child’s sampler that used the ampersand (&) as a full stop. Have you ever come across this before and do you have any idea why they might have done this?

I have never heard of this, and I am quite fascinated. And troubled: my typographical philosophy is being shaken.’

Perfect.

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