Click the catalog cover at left to open a flipbook showing Winter Spotlight titles. The pansy you see on the cover of this catalog was growing in a crack in the pavement outside a hotel in the Cotswolds. Its
In what one scholar called “the literary event of the decade,” on 2 January 2020, Princeton University Library opened up more than 1,100 letters that the Nobel-Prize-winning poet T.S. Eliot wrote over the
Cynthia Stokes Brown wrote BIG HISTORY, SMALL WORLD to help Big History Project students and their teachers, many of whom she knew and befriended in the earliest days of big history education. David Christian's THIS FLEETING WORLD is widely
Churches are difficult buildings to interpret. A lot of studies I’ve read tend to treat them as unique, almost sui generis structures that can’t be judged by the aesthetic criterion used for other kinds of
The late Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kwan Yew once typified the China-Japan relationship as one where, on one side (China's) nothing is forgotten, and on the other (Japan's) nothing is remembered. This neat summary
For a literary accompaniment to Nordic noir, or for those that like novels full of hunts in darkened fields, . . . this is a pretty remarkable work. Just don’t read it too late at night when no one else is in the house!
While wandering around China in late September last year, on the interminable bus and high speed train journeys, I managed to read through my colleague at King’s College, John Bew’s new biography of Clement Attlee,
Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics (Bodley Head 2016) is about a very important subject, and Mark Thompson outlines that reasonably enough. Public discourse now is degraded – or so Thompson