Review: No Tomorrow, by Luke Jennings

Codename Villanelle was one of the most fun books I read in 2017. I was disappointed by the hit BBC series “Killing Eve” which was based on it, and was reluctant to give this book…


Review: The London Cage, by Helen Fry

In the end, this is a book about morality. The London Cage was a top secret interrogation centre set up by British intelligence during the Second World War. Located in Kensington Palace Gardens, it was…



A Tale of Two Revolutions

The following is the text of my talk at Tbilisi State University on 30 November 2018. I’d like us all to imagine that it is 100 years ago today, the 30th of November 1918. The…







Review: Hiroshima, by John Hersey

John Hersey’s account of the lives of six survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was first published just a year after the events. Despite the passage of more than seventy years, the work endures,…