My new book An Introduction to Classics: A short guide to the world of ancient Greece and Rome is now out.
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Friday, 24 April 2015
Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has been found guilty of electoral fraud by an Election Court and removed from office. This follows several years of controversy over the former Mayor Rahman's policies and conduct in office.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
This is an intimate account of Adolf Hitler from a dissident member of the Nazi Party. Otto Strasser was a journalist and former army officer who was forced out of the party in 1930 and wound up living in exile in Canada. The book was published in 1940.
Saturday, 7 March 2015
This is arguably the best one-volume general introduction to the Third Reich that currently exists in English. Burleigh manages to tell a very familiar story with range, depth and empathy. It is a magnificent achievement.
Thursday, 26 February 2015
I took my nom de net from this cult BBC comedy classic. Originally broadcast in 1976-1979, it chronicled the nervous breakdown and subsequent improbable adventures of a middle-aged office worker.