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Kerry Brown reviews Parish Church Treasures: The Nation’s Greatest Art Collection by John Goodall

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 buildings. At the heart of this is the challenge of marrying their function and their physical layout - we know broadly

By |2017-12-13T11:38:13-05:00November 14th, 2017|Book reviews|0 Comments

Kerry Brown reviews More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need to Know about British Elections, edited by Philip Cowley and Robert Ford

More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need to Know about British Elections, edited by Philip Cowley and Robert Ford (Biteback Publishing 2016) has about 50 short essays by those despised “experts” that Secretary of State Michael Gove berated in 2016 during his own 15 minute stint at being famous. The book is

By |2017-10-15T19:19:08-05:00August 24th, 2017|Book reviews|0 Comments

Brexit, TPP, and the UK-China Relationship

Kerry Brown discusses Brexit, UK-China relations, and how the anti-globalization mood evident today is likely to affect Chinese politics, both domestically and internationally. He presents a realistic but generally positive view of the opportunities for research and collaboration. This podcast will be useful to teachers, scholars, and business professionals concerned about China’s role in

By |2017-07-26T15:53:44-05:00November 30th, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|0 Comments

London Book Fair 2016

Book fairs are one of the dumber traditions of our hidebound industry. CEOs hate them. I don’t mean only CEOs of smaller independent presses, but people who run big publishing companies; I’ve known a couple of such people well enough for them to tell me that they wish they didn’t have to waste so much money on

By |2016-05-05T10:36:04-05:00May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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