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Review: Foe, by Iain Reid

This is a seriously creepy book. It takes place sometime in the near future, though we learn very little about it. The narrator gives little away, and often seems to understand even less than we…

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Trump, the Kurds and Normandy

The Kurds currently under attack by Turkish forces “didn’t help us in the second world war, they didn’t help us with Normandy as an example,” said US president Donald Trump this week. “They mention the…





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Die rebellion der Georgier

My article about the rebellion of Georgian soldiers on the Dutch island of Texel in April-May 1945 — often described as the final battle of the second world war in Europe — has appeared in…