Tag Archives: Orlando Figes

Academia, self-promotion and Orlando Figes

Apologies that I haven’t been around lately. I have mostly recovered from my chest ailments (residual cough only), but my book manuscript is due to be sent to the publishers at the end of this week, so I have been frantically reading and re-reading the manuscript. Via Kerryn Goldsworthy, I became aware of this great […]

All’s fair in love and literature?

“Book-love, I say again, lasts throughout life, it never flags or fails, but, like Beauty itself, is a joy forever.” (Holbrook Jackson, The Anatomy of Bibliomania) How can one judge how much one loves a book when one also loves the author? This question has been raised by the recent debacle in which an anonymous […]