Language with Altitude was published in April 2023 by Matador (Troubador Publishing Ltd).
The book launch was held in The Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral, London, in May 2023.
Paddy Gormley was interviewed by the Cathedral's Sub-Dean Michael Rawson. Excerpts from the book were performed by members of Actors & Writers London: Michael Duran, Sophie Morris-Sheppard, Carolyn Pertwee & Maurice Thorogood.
Click below for an audio-visual presentation on YouTube, based on an audio recording of the interview, the readings and the Q&A, illustrated by numerous photograps as shown here, as well as apposite facsimile images from the book.Click to play on YouTube
If you were unable to attend the book launch or to buy your copy from the Southwark Cathedral Bookshop, you can order from Troubador Publishing Ltd.Click to order your copy
“... For anyone who works with words in any form, this volume deserves a permanent place in your bookcase, office desk or briefcase. Language with Altitude opens up completely new ways of thinking about language: creating with words, painting pictures with them and treating them not as if they were fixed entities but fluid, malleable devices enabling writers to seduce, persuade, inform, teach, entrance and much more ...”
John Karter, former writer and editor for The Sunday Times, The Times and The Independent.Read John Karter’s review (2-page PDF)
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Language with Altitude | ISBN 9781803136080 | £15.99
Paddy Gormley’s thought-provoking book, Language with Altitude, is a practical guide to reason, rhetoric, rhythm and rhyme, enabling you to channel the primeval power of language and write richly evocative words that capture readers' attention, stir imagination and raise spirits.
Language with altitude is not just for poets. It's for everyone who needs to deliver engaging and compelling text: politicians, presenters, playwrights, performers, persuaders, professors, prose writers, philanderers, philosophers, philanthropists, prelates, priests ... people in every walk of life.
Whether you’re a practised professional or a beginner writer, Language with Altitude will transport you to new heights of creative and analytical writing.