I had a trauma in 2002 & have an acquired head injury as a result. it has left me some lose of memory & having to re learn every thing - that's a lot of information.
I would really like to focus on my English-Reading,writing,Grammer & Spellings!
Is there a book or website than recommend books classic & modern everyone should read?
Is there a good book for Grammer & spellings?
I also am very visual as my background is Art & Design so I do get drawn to books with good illustrations & photographs.It also helps me recall information.As when I was a student it was an accidental technique I discovered helped me remember vast amounts of information.
I am also desperate to find a book I read in the late 80's.It was a v v thick novel.It was about a merchant seller or spice & herbs.I thought it was called Lavendar hall?Perhaps there was a ladder hall/estate in the story.It was a period piece with love & tragedy.I remember there was a description of lavender & Rosemary mixed into the Plaster on the walls so the sea merchants house would always smell beautiful!
hope some one could help,whenever you get a spare moment!
Kind regards Gina
Gina, I'm not sure about most of what you're looking for, but for grammar I would recomment Strunk and White's Elements of Style. Very boring, but pretty well the standard go-to for English grammar.
I don't remember if it was Clevenger or Stephen Graham Jones that recommended this book, but it's a pretty good grammar book. And not half as boring as Strunk and White.