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The Medieval Clothier

The Medieval Clothier

Dr John S. Lee’s The Medieval Clothier is remarkable in at least two ways: it gives us wonderful insight into the industry that formed the backbone of medieval England’s economy,… READ MORE

Books to look out for in July 2018

Books to look out for in July 2018

The fear of damnation, the modernist sensibility and the racial politics of twentieth-century America are just some of the topics bursting out of this July’s must-reads. Take a look through… READ MORE

The creation of Sara Levy’s World

The creation of Sara Levy’s World

Dear Nancy, I’m writing a letter in the way that a woman of the late-eighteenth or early-nineteenth century might have written to her friend—to share ideas, emotions, thoughts, aspirations—assuming that… READ MORE

Leeds IMC is coming!

Leeds IMC is coming!

Unlike a road sign on its baffling road network, Leeds IMC appears to us in plenty of time, and we’re always expecting – nay, anticipating – it. “OK, who’s going… READ MORE

Things Fall Apart – 60th anniversary

Things Fall Apart – 60th anniversary

On 17 June, 1958, the hardback edition of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart was published by the London-based publishing house William Heinemann. The landmark novel, which follows the life of a fictional… READ MORE