Friday, 18 September 2020
A Latin Lexicon by Caroline K. Mackenzie
Caroline K. Mackenzie discusses the concepts behind her illustrated compendium of Latin words and English derivatives 'vinum’ (wine) - ...
Friday, 11 September 2020
Procrastination Jelly by Janie Hampton
Procrastination helped me create a way to look at my goldfish above water. I n theory the lock-down of 2020 has been good for thinking and w...
Friday, 4 September 2020
'Tearing down the Past' by Karen Maitland
Bishop Absolon topples the statue of the god Svantevit in 1169 Painter: Laurits Tuxen 1853-1927, Ferederiksborg Hillerod Museum, Denmark Ev...
Friday, 28 August 2020
Phoebe Anna Traquair by Adèle Geras
This is a self -portrait of the Scottish artist, Phoebe Anna Traquair. Until about eighteen years ago, I had never heard of her and when ...
Friday, 21 August 2020
Five New Historical Novels for Young People Sheena Wilkinson
Five years ago this week my first historical novel, Name upon Name , was published, thus fulfilling a long-held dream. If I’d known then t...
Friday, 14 August 2020
Tom Lehrer and the Cold War by Joan Lennon
Watch this, recorded in September 1967. Does it bring back memories, or is it something new? We Will All Go Together Or how about this one,...
Friday, 7 August 2020
The Idea of Justice in Historical Fiction – by Anna Mazzola
Dostoyevsky famously said: ‘The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons.’ Winston Churchill said, ‘The m...
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