John Jolliffe

A world of your own

23 September 2023 9:00 am

How the search for a birthday present led to the founding of a unique business

Robert the Bruce — master of guerrilla warfare

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The story of Robert the Bruce runs from the death of Alexander III of Scotland in 1286 to Robert’s own…

The grand old man of nature writing continues his noble crusade

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Richard Mabey is the grand old man of nature writing. He has produced 40 books in his noble crusade against…

Swagger and squalor

16 September 2017 9:00 am

This is a monumental but inevitably selective survey of all that occurred in Britain, for better or worse, in the…

Marlene Dietrich, George Orwell and the rebirth of a nation

20 February 2016 9:00 am

The purpose of Lara Feigel’s book is to describe the ‘political mission of reconciliation and restoration’ in the devastated cities…

The second world war — according to Stalin’s ambassador to London

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Ivan Maisky was the Russian ambassador in London from 1932 to 1943, and his knowledge of London, and affection for…

The new Imperial Royal Austrian Light Infantry c.1820

The honour of the Habsburgs was all that mattered to the imperial Austrian army

20 June 2015 9:00 am

John Keegan, perhaps the greatest British military historian of recent years, felt that the most important book (because of its…