Tag Archives: Edward Gibbon

Royal IQ

The present troubles of the Duke of York – a man to whom it had to be once explained how you put the rubbish out when you live in a terraced house – irresistably remind me of one of my … Continue reading

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Gibbon at Oxford

The Gutenberg Project is opening a treasure store of obscure old books locked away, until now, in ancient libraries.  I like to dip into it and come up with tiny gems like this topical one: the great 18th century historian … Continue reading

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