For performance artist Andrew Kotting and writer Iain Sinclair swan-shaped pedalo is the only way to travel. Follow them as they venture by sea and tributary from Hastings to Hackney conjuring heroic myths, engendering awkward encounters and playing silly buggers with Alan Moore along the way. Matt Chittock


Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style by Virginia Tufte provides writers with a guide to sentence structure from which to generate style in their writing. Whether it’s the appositive you seek, that marvellous tool. Or parallelism, repeating with nuance, reflecting subtle differences. These and other techniques are laid before you, abundantly illustrated with quotes, in a thoughtfully designed book that you will treasure. Ezri Carlebach

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