For What It’s Worth: My Take on the Horsemeat Affair

Having read and heard so much now about horsemeat being found in products described as beef, I feel I need just to add my own tuppence, mainly because I feel quite a few commentators don’t seem to grasp all of the possible consequences. First of all, to state my own stance: I would never knowingly…

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Richard III Reactions (and My Reactions to Them): A Minor Rant

Yesterday was an exciting day for historians and anyone interested in history. Amidst great hype, it was confirmed that the skeleton found in a Leicester car park was indeed that of Richard III. And last night there was an accompanying program about the find on Channel 4. Afterwards I saw many reactions to the day…

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How Long Is a Piece of String?

Sounds like a question for quantum physics, doesn’t it? But I can assure you that I am wholly unqualified to talk about string theory or Schrödinger’s’ Cat, and I’m sure that you’re pretty relieved about that too! So what am I talking about? Novels. How long should it take to write one. I have lately…

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