Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Perilous Question, by Antonia Fraser.

The Perilous Question is is the perfect antidote to people who think politics is boring. As a student of history I had heard about the 1832 Reform Act, but I had no idea what dramatic stories surround it. To some … Continue reading

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Can you give away too many books?

Once upon a time I wouldn’t have understood this question. I mean, I was a writer, sort of, and over the years I’d signed contracts with several different publishers, but distribution and sales were the publisher’s job, not mine. As … Continue reading

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Icarus and the Axe Murderer.

Yesterday two young men brutally murdered an off-duty British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, on the streets of Woolwich, London. It seems they deliberately ran him down with their car while he was walking quietly along the pavement, and then leapt … Continue reading

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The canine air defence squadron

The balloons came over the house at about six o’clock. It was a beautiful morning – a clear blue cloudless sky, the first day of summer, the dew still on the grass, birds singing sweetly, and three hot air balloons … Continue reading

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