The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

Most of us know at least the gist of the story of the Trojan war. But how much do we really know about the men and heroes who took part in it? Madeline Miller, jus tas in Circe, gives here the voice to a side character, but one who is at the heart of the …

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Why the Dutch are Different? – Ben Coates

I rarely, or never write here about politics. But this time I need to briefly mention Brexit to explain how I came about this book. In October with my Bigger Half we were going for a vacation in Crete. At that time the Brexit deadline was, very appropriately, Halloween. Understandably we had multiple discussions where …

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