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Jeremy Crampton on maps, permissions and Asterix

Slow linking to these, but Jeremy Crampton has two follow-up posts to my earlier sharing of Mary Beard’s interesting piece on the last stages of writing a book – … 85 more words

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"His obsession with happiness first hooked me" - Author Tim Leach discusses The Last King of Lydia Novels

“I keep waiting for the authoritative condemnation from Mary Beard for my amateur’s exploration of the classics, but it hasn’t come yet!”

“As rich as Croesus” – the expression derives from a king who reigned on the frontier between myth and history. 1,315 more words


Mary Beard on the last stages of writing a book - SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard has an interesting piece on the last stages of writing a book – SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

Ok I know you will think that you have heard this before, but the book is now within 1000 words of being completely finished.

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Mary Beard Quote.

“Laughter in other words always has a victim we always laugh more or less aggressively at the butt of our jokes or the object of our mirth and in the process we assert our superiority over them. 16 more words


"Abandoning Britishness" & How Not To Pitch Your Academic Ideas. Sheffield Doc/Fest Roundup Day 5 & 6


Let’s start at the end: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 wrapped up it’s final night with the European premiere of Monty Python – the Meaning of Live… 2,288 more words


Oops!... I did It Again

If you know what my title is a reference to, we are now officially friends, everyone else: Do you live under rocks that magically have access to my blog but no other form of media?? 828 more words


What We're Reading: All the Bright Places, Banished, and big stack of books

Earlier this week it was all about the sunshine here in  London with record high temperatures for the month of April! It was hotter in London than in Rome, Athens, Nice or Ibiza. 622 more words