A Radical History of Britain – Times Review

A *very* short review of my book in The Times on Friday.


A Radical History of Britain – Scotsman review

Well, I suppose you have to take the bad reviews as well as the good ones. A lukewarm response to my ‘insular’ book over here.

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Robert McCrum on A Radical History of Britain

Very generous review/article in yesterday’s Observer.

Lisa Jardine’s ‘Going Dutch’ – are these reviews related?

So good, the Torygraph reviewed it twice, with mixed results. One by Adam Nicolson, another by Noel Malcolm. Hmmm, shome mishtake shurely?

Over here, the Guardian sub-editor claims, disingenuously, that Sir Keith Thomas “enjoyed” Jardine’s book, (perhaps they mean “enjoyed pointing out her mistakes”?.)

Also reviewed by John Adamson in the Literary Review (who obviously couldn’t resist the temptation to invoke Sellar and Yeatman) and by Peter Ackroyd in the Times.