It’s been my observation that the most common mistake in American English is the old it’s versus its mistake. Turns out, it’s a pretty common mistake in British English too! And this from a “educational” website; just one of several British English punctuation, grammar, and spelling mistakes.
Do you enjoy reading biography? Then run, don’t walk, to abebooks.com and pick up a copy of Madame An Intimate Biography of Helena Rubinstein, by Patrick O’Higgins. The story is terrific, but the writing…my dears, the writing is outstanding. Out. Standing.
The first thing I did was look up Mr. O’Higgins, to see if he was still living. Alas, he died in 1980, but wow! What a writer! What a vocabulary! What wit! Brilliant! A must-read!
In fact, I’ll make it easy. Here’s a link: