Set for publication in April 2017, Michael previews this account – by himself and fellow shipmates – of the aircraft carrier HMS Warrior‘s participation in Operation Grapple, Britain’s first successful thermonuclear bomb tests in the Pacific in 1957, and the goodwill voyage in the Pacific and to South America which followed. (The text of this vlog is below.)
Michael reviews and summarises a new English translation (the first for over 100 years!) of Émile Zola’s L’Argent (Money) by Valerie Minogue.
A review and summary of Hilary Mantel’s two novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, and the stage versions recently performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford. These plays are to transfer to London’s Aldwych Theatre (1 May – 6 Sept 2014, http://www.rsc.org.uk), and are also being dramatised for television broadcast by the BBC in 2015.
This is a video adaptation of my recent text blog, reviewing the latest Victorian-style mystery novel by Charles Palliser.