My musings on PJ Harvey’s Mercury Award winning album ‘Let England Shake’ published in the Guardian yesterday. Paul Lay at History Today picked this up and gives his top five musical evocations of Englishness, including one of my favourites, Roy Harper’s ‘When an old cricketer leaves the crease.’
In other news, I’ve now uploaded my talk to the Suffolk Book League over here. Thanks to all who come, especially for the excellent questions afterwards. Anyone who lives in the area and likes books (historical or otherwise) would be well-advised to take a look at their programme of events.
Update: apologies to those who tried to download the Suffolk talk podcast earlier. I’ve now fixed the link which was to a non-public bit of my web filestore.