Archive for News and Previews

“A Secret Life: Uwe Johnson in Sheerness” »

May 6th, 2015 | Posted in: News and Previews

Hailed by Gunter Grass as the most important novelist from the old GDR, Uwe Johnson (1934-1984)chose to spend the last ten years of his life living in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. Why and with what consequences?

Shrinking England? A Conversation with Will Self, 23 October 2012 »

September 13th, 2012 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews

The Small Society: What Happens when England Shrinks? »

September 13th, 2012 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews

Iron Curtain on the Strand – a lecture about the London origins of a political metaphor that divided the world. »

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews

At 6.15pm on 5 December, I will be talking about the early history of the Iron Curtain, referring to both the Drury Lane Theatre and the Temple Church, just south of Fleet Street, as key locations in a forgotten drama. I will also be suggesting that the recovery of this early history, wholly forgotten in […]

Passport to Peking in the New Republic »

June 2nd, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews

A whole chapter on Ellis Smith in Moscow? »

May 6th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews

Passport to Peking: a Very British Mission to Mao’s China »

April 10th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews

On English vision and the ground beneath Llewelyn Powys’s feet, Hand Hotel, Llangollen, 21 August 2011 »

April 8th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews, News and Previews (past)

   I’ll be speaking at the annual conference of the  Powys Society, revisiting some of the themes of The Village that Died for England.  Details, which are still in the process of formation, can be found here»

“Acerbic and fair-minded . . . social comedy with a rueful edge…” and “a reminder that there was a moment, before the sky darkened and the earth opened up, when the People’s Republic seemed full of possibility”. »

January 27th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews

Richard B Woodward reviews Passport to Peking in the Wall Street Journal» Raymond Zhong, does the same – also in the Wall Street Journal»