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‘A land as ferocious as its people’: ‘Under Another Sky’ — Charlotte Higgins, review

Title: Under Another Sky Author: Charlotte Higgins Publisher: Vintage (2014) My Rating:         Troubling questions crowded in. How do we relate to Roman Britain now? How did this great span of time – the equivalent of the interval between Shakespeare’s lifetime and our own – affect Britain’s later history? … Is ‘Roman Britain’ …

Greece Travel

Travelogue: Athens, Greece (Part 2)

MONDAY, 11 MAY 2015 (continued) Athens can be a very strange city. There is a sense of chaos and decrepitude that suggests certain places like Bangkok; the clash between polished buildings and slightly seedy side lanes reminded me of Hong Kong; and yet, unmistakably, there is definitely something very Mediterranean about the whole place. Greece …