How to judge a book? By its cover? By what other people say? By the first few paragraphs? There are those who advocate a different approach - reading Page 69. Or indeed, asking the author to read and comment on it themselves. I've just been asked for some thoughts on Caveat Emptor - slightly alarming … Continue reading The Page 69 Test
Ever wondered what authors talk about when they get together? Wonder no more. Nip across to Vicki Leon's blog and eavesdrop on the virtual support group where Steven Saylor, Vicky Alvear Shecter, Adrienne Mayor, Caroline Lawrence, Gary Corby and I will be sharing our most embarrassing bookselling moments. Having read the first instalment, I feel better … Continue reading The Author as Trained Seal
Hats off to the excellent Rogue Classicist, who's delved a little deeper than most into the press reports of possible infanticide at a Roman brothel in Buckinghamshire. The large collection of babies' skeletons has been known about for years, but what its existence 'proves' remains a matter of debate - which of course makes it … Continue reading No babies please, they’re bad for business – ?