Introducing SONGS…

A little video from our book launch bash the other week in which I introduce Songs of Triumphant Love and thank people, but probably not as many as I should have. I’m especially grateful to my military advisers, as imagining the internal processes of the young Londoner, Alistair, who joins the army and is sent to Afghanistan may have been horribly topical, but was nevertheless a challenge.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens