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Alfred the Great!

Our books today – our subject today is that most alluring and elusive of all English monarchs, Alfred the Great – in history, in fiction, and in the grey no man’s land in between. Certainly when he was born, around a. d. 848, he didn’t look like probable material for history or fiction: he was […]

In the Penny Press – the TLS!

I get looks whenever I buy the TLS, and not just because I’m a stone-cold super-hottie. No, I get cautionary looks from bookstore cashiers (never the brightest bulbs in any bookstore’s chandelier – some of the older ones don’t even know how to operate their own registers!), as though I might be unaware of just […]

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