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Speke for England

Speke for England River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile, Candice Millard, Swift Books, 2023, pp349, reviewed by William Hartley                       Two Victorian explorers risking their lives and wrecking their health … Continue reading

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Lives of Others

Lives of Others by Bill Hartley One of the earliest examples of biographical writing is Plutarch’s Lives. Someone said that when it came to the amount of space he devoted to his subjects, Plutarch got it about right. For example, … Continue reading

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