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Who could ever tire of reading Mary Beard?
on 10 April 2013
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!!