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All in a Don's Day [Kindle Edition]

Mary Beard
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'Delightful... it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and learning worn lightly... if they'd had Mary Beard on their side back then, the Romans would still have their empire' -- Daily Mail --Daily Mail

'A winning blend of seriousness and chattiness...This book is a lovely thing to dip into' Observer --Observer

'Beard manages to be controversial without the grandstanding ... A real treat' Independent on Sunday

'Beard is far too entertaining to be kept just for educationalists' The Lady --The Lady

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Mary Beard's famous blog 'A Don's Life' has been running on the TLS website for nearly five years. Through it she made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1762 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (5 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007VL0IZS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #197,057 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect dipping fodder 21 Jan 2013
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I got this as a gift and didn't expect to like it - but I actually loved it. Ideal for snatched moments. Pithy and provocative.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mary Beard:All in a Don's Day 21 Jan 2013
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I bought this to take on the 'plane with me and it fulfilled its purpose admirably. Quite a lot of erudition slipped into the accounts of the daily routine and quite honest and lacking in pomposity about her job. I enjoyed it, though I wonder how long I will remember the detail.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Who could ever tire of reading Mary Beard? 10 April 2013
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This is hardly a deeply intellectual read, but a further selection of topics from her blog plus comments from others. But it's a great book to read in short snatches, and as ever thought-provoking. She effortlessly combines academic rigor with a down to earth, practical approach to life, and a sense of humour (she always seems to have a risque, if not grubby, Roman joke suitable to the occasion) which makes her writing race along. Good fun!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cambridge 15 Nov 2012
By jafl
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This was an insight into the intellectual life at a hot house of learning. It did not create envy for her position.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just a joy 26 Sep 2013
By Claire O'Farrell - Published on Amazon.com
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Another collection of fantastic musings by the amazing MB or Beard as she refers to herself. Easy to read ,thought provoking and challenging your own preconceptions this is a must have for anyone interested in a different point of view.
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