Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Celebrity endorsements ...

According to an interview he did with the New York Times, Mick Jagger has my book on his Kindle ... Martha Nussbaum has also made some nice comments.

Friday, 10 September 2010

The Page 99 Test

Marshal Zeringue of the "Page 99 Test" blog recently set me an interesting challenge:

'I wonder if you might be interested in helping with a blog post that would tell readers more about Churchill's Empire [...]

The "test" is simple: Is Ford Madox Ford's statement "Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you," accurate for your book?'

Here is what I wrote.

I also got this mention in the correspondence columns of the New Yorker.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Weekend Edition

Here is my interview on NPR, broadcast last Saturday.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A further review, from the Washington Times.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Another review, this time from the Christian Science Monitor. I have also recorded an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition, which with luck will be going out this Saturday.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Reviews of "Churchill's Empire"

Here is the New York Times Book Review piece, and also a Q & A I did with them. Here is the Boston Globe review and I also got a mention in the Ceylon Daily News.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Liberal revival?

Here are my views on the prospects of the new coalition government, published in the Western Morning News.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Here's a review from the Daily Express.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Churchill's Empire - new book published Friday 19 February

Publication is tomorrow. Here is the press release. If you'd like to come and help me celebrate, I and some friends will be in the Rusty Bike, Howell Road, Exeter from 8.45 on Friday evening.

Thursday, 7 January 2010


Here's the American cover for my new book - published here in the UK on February 19 and in the USA in August.