Idle hands

21 January 2020 by

Care for the removal of fingers, Yakuza style? Then try scribbling in a book under the eyes of a reading…

Sea change

23 July 2019 by

My summer reading has included Charles Sprawson’s wonderfully engaging book on immersive history Haunts of the black masseur. Now what…

Heckingham Workhouse struck by lightning (detail)

The Acts of God Committee

15 July 2013 by

Lightning-proofing St Paul’s and the Purfleet magazines. It’s a well-attested fact that when a person embarks on a historical research…