My first order of books from Amazon, largely selected on the basis of recommendations from readers, has just arrived. A couple arrived a few days earlier, including Economical Writing by Deirdre McCloskey, which I have already read. Very enjoyable, though I can’t bring myself to accept her advice to abandon the “roadmap” para which ends the introduction to all my articles. Her view is that it’s meaningless until you’ve read the article, and useless once you have done so. I agree with this if you only read the article once. But I find this kind of para useful when rereading my own articles and those of others.
Anyway, thanks to all who made suggestions and a reminder that I’m always keen to get recommendations for reading on almost any topic.