The Toynbee convector “is a kind of dialogue with, or interrogation of, a half-forgotten and rather unfashionable master”, Arnold Toynbee, primarily through his own words. There are a lot of ’em.
Russell Jacoby isn’t impressed by a book on consumerism. My mate Natalie is more positive about a book about how eevil Tesco is.
Tulipmania, a myth. Which is no fun. Bah to historians.
Andrew Marr has been trying out ebooks. Is the paper book dead yet?
And another good game: favourite opening lines of novels.
Nearly forgot: Professor Korncrake has been liveblogging (well, nearly) the medievalists’ shindig, Kalamazoo. Almost makes you want to be a medievalist…