man out of time

This post takes a detour from German politics to reflect on some of my favourite historical fiction set in Germany, written by the late Philip Kerr. The two themes aren’t so different. Politics needs to be understood in the historical context, and well-written and well-researched fiction can play a valuable role in bringing that historical … Continue reading man out of time

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the reading list 2017

This year, as usual, I’ve kept a note of every book I’ve read. Not the books for research, but simply for personal enjoyment. Quite a few found their way onto the bookshelf via Jewish Book Week (Jonathan Wittenberg, Ruth Gilligan, Barbara Honigmann, for example); some were written by long-time favourite authors, while others were the … Continue reading the reading list 2017