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Robert Burns in the Antipodes

Robert Burns in the Antipodes

Here, for Burns’ Night, Dr Benjamin Wilkie reflects on the significance of Robert Burns for Scottish communities very far from home, in this case settled in distant Australia, where representations… READ MORE

Boydell and Brewer: Golden Year(s)

Boydell and Brewer: Golden Year(s)

It’s true. I know we don’t look it, but this year Boydell & Brewer will be 50! That’s fifty years of leading-edge research, groundbreaking studies, and unique publishing projects. Fifty… READ MORE

Top Five Church Books

Top Five Church Books

Boydell has never been short of books on churches: church buildings and architecture, church records, finances, music and more. How could it be otherwise, since they record so much of… READ MORE

Christmas in a Victorian Vicarage

Christmas in a Victorian Vicarage

Our beloved festive traditions were created in the Victorian age; the Christmas Tree, crackers, mulled wine, and parlour games. But what was Christmas like in a typical Victorian country vicarage?… READ MORE

Ngugi: Reflections on his Life of Writing

Ngugi: Reflections on his Life of Writing

“Imaginative writer, educator of decolonization, fearless activist”, Ndirangu Wachanga, Ngugi’s authorized documentary biographer, offers personal anecdotes and insights into the power of the Kenyan writer’s work. I met Ngugi wa… READ MORE