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Podcast Philip Mansel Discusses A Life of Louis XIV

The conundrum posed at the heart of Philip Mansel’s thoroughly researched new narrative about the life of Louis XIV, King of the World asks: How is it that great leaders can delude themselves that they […]

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Interview Linda Kelly, author

BookBlast® interviews Linda Kelly, biographer and historian. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Kent and brought up in the country, mostly in Hampshire. However I was also a wartime […]

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Interview Andrew Lycett, author

Andrew Lycett is the biographer of Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Conan Doyle and Wilkie Collins. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and […]

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Sex in the City: Nineteenth-century Paris & London Explorations

Sex in the City for women of the demi-monde living in nineteenth-century Paris and London involved living a racy, scandalous and at times, dangerous, lifestyle. In his planning notes for Nana, the character of which […]


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Philip Mansel, author & historian Interview

Philip Mansel, tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a historian of France and the Ottoman Empire, living in London. All my life I have loved travelling, learning about the countries I visit, […]