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.
This is a video adaptation of my recent text blog, reviewing the 2013 Man Booker prize-winning novel.
My Youtube Channel has now been launched and below is my first video blog – an introduction to Middlemarch, by George Eliot, outlining the three main groups of characters whose narrative strands run through the story.