Thursday, 19 March 2009

An Historical Dinner

I went last night to the Jolly St Ermine’s Hotel as the guest of the Historical Association Dining Group, who are a splendid and very welcoming collection of people. As the name of the group suggests, we had dinner, and then I gave a short talk on the 1970s, which I enjoyed greatly, regardless of anyone else. Not the kind of thing I’ve ever really done before, so I was grateful to have the opportunity.

My thanks to Edward Towne and Peter Titley in particular, who invited me and were so hospitable, and to those who bought a copy of Crisis? What Crisis? afterwards.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Paperback Crisis

The paperback edition of my book Crisis? What Crisis? has just arrived, and I think it looks splendid: a better cover than the hardback, and yours for only £8.99, published by Aurum Press.

I'm particularly grateful to Sam Harrison for putting this together and for his enthusiasm.

Also, while I’ve been away for a few days, The Guardian has published the Harry Hammond obituary I wrote. My thanks to Diana Gower.