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From The Telegraph
See what critics think of Ezra Pound: The Epic Years by A. David Moody with this review in The Telegraph.
Patroness of Arts
At the 300th anniversary of her death, author James Anderson Winn discusses Queen Anne's high regard for the arts.
Defining Determination
Explore Napoleon’s own role in his monumental downfall in this article by historian and author Munro Price.
A Halloween Story
Read some of Fitz-James O'Brien's mystifying What Was It?, taken from the spine-tingling Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson, edited by Darryl Jones.
On BBC Radio 4
Christopher Pelling and Maria Wyke, authors of Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome, talk about Julius Caesar on In Our Time.
Portrait of a Lady
Rosamund Bartlett explores the plights of women and the story behind the cover of her new translation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.

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