Best selling novelist comes to St Paul’s

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Tracy Chevalier, one of today’s finest writers of historical fiction, is coming to a beautiful church in south London on 3rd December, 2018. I have written before about her 2003 novel The Lady and the Unicorn ( see Summer Reading … Continue reading

Power corrupts…

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…and absolute power corrupts absolutely – to paraphrase the oft quoted Lord Acton, nineteenth century British historian and Member of Parliament.  In fact he said ‘Power tends to corrupt…’ in a letter to Mandell Creighton  in 1887. One of my … Continue reading