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Lord Alfred Douglas and T.W.H. Crosland’s Monte Carlo Adventure

In 1905, T.W.H. Crosland, Lord Alfred Douglas and Freddie Manners-Sutton took a trip together to Monte Carlo. Recently, in the course of my continuing research into Maurice Schwabe and his criminal as

01/31/2018 11:49:07 AM

History Lord Alfred Douglas Oscar's Ghost Impostors

Seeking Treasure and the Joy of Not Knowing

One of the greatest moments in historical research is when you discover there is a file of documents in an archive that relates to some aspect of the story you’re trying to uncover. You don’t yet know

01/22/2018 10:25:31 AM

History research Lord Alfred Douglas

The Angel and the Idiot

This rare book, tweeted out by Provincial Booksellers Fair Association, caught my eye, combining, as it does two of the themes of my novel Angel: The Angel and the volcano. The working title of Angel

01/03/2018 03:21:50 PM

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Yucky Framing: The Dollar Value of a Farmer’s Life

Somewhere along the line we assimilated the idea that in order for an argument to be taken seriously it had to be framed in quantifiable economic terms. People who are making a moral or aesthetic or q

01/02/2018 02:21:53 PM

Yucky Framing

And I Feel… Fine

  Although it is for an old New Year, this video from last year’s Colbert show seems to strike the right note at the moment. I (and a number of family members) were struck with flu over Christmas, min

12/30/2017 08:16:31 PM