I’m also updating the nascent Flashman chronology fairly often. The last update was on 04/01/2012.
Of especial note is that the first non-Fraser Flashman has been written and released this month. Barry Tighe has picked up at the end of and continues into the American Civil War, probably the unwritten chapter of the Flashman Papers most lusted after by fans. The new book is titled . I’ve only skimmed an extract …View full post
Peter Hitchens’ blog (The Mail Online) has a book review on The Death Of Mao, which, apart from its eponymous subject, illuminates the little known but disastrous Tangshan earthquake, which happened in the same year as Mao’s death (1976). Hitchens takes the opportunity to lament our ignorance of Chinese history generally, ancient and modern, and …View full post
The Antikythera mechanism is not technically a clock, Hublot’s creation is a fitting marriage between the astounding ancient machine and modern horology, culminating in an achievement which both showcases workmanship and pays tribute to mechanical history.View full post
A little Flashman news. TheBookSeller.com reports that Harper Collins have released all twelve Flashman titles in eBook format: http://goo.gl/45xEx It’s great that they’ve included Tom Brown’s Schooldays in the mix. Of course, for it to be truly complete, the collection needs to also have: Tom Brown In Oxford. Black Ajax. Mr American. These further cover …View full post
http://goo.gl/0AnFT – Whilst my doctoral work has yet to see any publications, I was a contributing author to the article which made the front page of the October 2011 issue of The Actuary.View full post