British Empire

For elections in Britain, the polling stations stay open until late, with counting through to dawn. So it was a sleepless night for many on Thursday, 23 June 2016 ...

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Martyn Lyons reviews 'In These Times' by Jenny Uglow

Martyn Lyons
Wednesday, 29 April 2015

If you had asked anyone in the 1780s where in Europe a revolution was most likely to break out, the answer would probably have been Britain. Paris was too strictly policed to be a candidate, whereas London had recently been the scene of violent anti-Catholic riots. The British were an unruly people, as Jenny Uglow’s book on British life during the French revolutio ...

Peter Morton: Lusting for London

Lucy Sussex
Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Life in Dingo Dell

Lucy Sussex

 

Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870–1950
by Peter Morton
Palgrave Macmillan, $145 hb, 294 pp, 9780230338883

 

Until recently, there was a prevailing attitude that to succeed as ...