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Looking Ahead to Another Good Week!

Hello! I hope everyone has recovered from Thanksgiving and is looking forward to the rest of the holiday season and the new year. It’s a time to rejoice… 356 more words


Historical Non-Fiction

What’s New in Historical Non-Fiction?

November is going to be astounding in the field of historical non-fiction. Historians like  Robert Service, Ian Kershaw, along with a classicist Mary Beard, are considered to be the leading experts in their fields and they are all releasing a book! 286 more words


Hillfort Cartoons - update

Surprised and delighted to find one of my Old Oswestry hillfort cartoons catching the attention on Twitter of none other than Mary Beard. Hope that this will keep the spotlight on Old Oswestry and help focus people’s attention on the development precedents which are being set there. 63 more words


Mary Beard: SPQR

Douglas Jackson, author of novels set in Ancient Rome, apparently replied with an emphatic ‘Yes!’ to the email asking if he would like to be the chair of this event and it’s easy to see why. 1,417 more words

Mary Beard's SPQR, and my week working on it

This week has been amazing and intense and stressful, and I am sure that I have the best job in the world.

This week my publishing house launched our biggest book of the year, … 1,127 more words

Books And Publishing

Two Thoughts, Nineteen Months Too Late

Topical as always, I want to write this week about an Intelligence Squared debate from March of 2014. The debate was about the supposed decline of the English Language, and featured the admirable… 407 more words


Fragmente eines sehr großen Sommers

Ich hatte in diesem Sommer viel Zeit.

Zeit zu reisen, Zeit zu lesen, Zeit, lange Aufgeschobenes nachzuholen. Making love, making waves and not making sense. 552 more words