About the Author
Anthony Pick obtained a degree at Modern History from Oxford. He then entered the IT industry and became a management consultant for IT suppliers. On retirement, he continued to pursue his interest in history and politics, and this essay is the result of his reflections.
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He wishes to thank Simon Pick and Matthew Pick for the extensive support and advice that he has received.
The Author has also published a web site with his ideas on linguistics, in particular the function of a sentence in a discourse or narrative. This can be found at www.discourseandfunction.com.