Bettany Hughes invades Britain in the U.S., Semper Fidelis will be on audio, and…

Sorry about the title of this post but I couldn't think of a cunning way to join up several completely disparate pieces of news. (It's been a long day.) Firstly - Thanks to Linda for getting in touch "to alert folks to the fact that Bettany Hughes' television series "the roman invasion of britain" is … Continue reading Bettany Hughes invades Britain in the U.S., Semper Fidelis will be on audio, and…

Bring up the Bodies – and do pay attention, please

Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels seem to divide readers into those who think they're absolutely wonderful and those who... don't. As a member of the former camp I'm delighted that she's won the Booker again. I have to admit, though, that I've never actually "read" either WOLF HALL or BRING UP THE BODIES. Instead I've … Continue reading Bring up the Bodies – and do pay attention, please

Words and pictures

Huge thanks to Hasan Niyazi over at the Three Pipe Problem, who's created this lovely graphic showing the different book titles: Thanks also to Juliette Harrison, who's just posted my recent chat with Hasan over at her PopClassics blog. If you haven't seen either of these before, Juliette's is a lively review of the use of … Continue reading Words and pictures

Good news – it’s Simon Vance again!

Ruso and Tilla's followers on Facebook will already know the good news - Simon Vance will be reading the audio version of 'Caveat Emptor'. Hooray! Someone mentioned authors narrating their own work, which set me thinking.  Simon Brett, Alan Bennet and  Gervase Phinn sprang to mind as people who'd made a success of it - … Continue reading Good news – it’s Simon Vance again!