The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their craft
Black Inc., $34.99 pb, 376 pp, 9781863958561
For many writers, the contour and direction of a lifetime's work exists in a shadow-land. The relationship between one book and the next, and the lasting significance of an author's oeuvre remain partly obscure until the culture in which it was produced becomes 'history'. Even then, writers are rarely the best and most willing interpreters of their own work.