Ask the Questions

We have a sense that so many things are like an escalator: there’s a beginning where you must start, you certainly can’t get on in the middle, and you mustn’t start at the other end and work backwards! Life has a certain order and woe to you if you don’t follow it! Which is one […]

NaNoWriMo 2018

I first heard about “Book hunters” in Lisa Jardine’s book Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance. I’d been learning about Renaissance and medieval history for years and yet I can’t recall ever hearing about the Italian Humanists who would venture into the dark and hidden parts of monasteries to return great books to […]