Hannah Betts

The pedant of Pompeii

"If you start your account with such a humdinging narrative as the eruption of Vesuvius, then nothing is ever going to be as gripping again"

From old bore to sex god

"While priding himself on declaring that he knew nothing, the one topic Socrates was prepared to concede expertise in was love"

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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