Asia News has a translation of an article I wrote last December about Fr Ragheed Ganni, the martyred Iraqi priest, whose anniversary falls on June 3, and who wrote for the Catholic site before his murder. Ragheed is one of my son’s middle names, in tribute to an inspiring man.
In response to no popular demand whatsoever, I’m linking to my three latest posts at Spectator blogs. Firstly last Friday’s piece on runaway political correctness and why the consensus can become extreme. On a similar evolutionary note, yesterday’s post on Nicholas Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance, which argues that the post-war concensus about recent evolution is wrong. And today’s bit on multiculturalism and the future of Britain (pessimistic naturally).
Someone has translated my last Spectator blog into French, on the subject of la persécution des Chrétiens. C’est un grand honneur. Joueuses Pâques!
From the Spectator, March 29 A young pretender raises an army to take the throne. Having recently learnt of his father’s beheading, the adolescent — dashing and charismatic and descended from the old kings of the north — vows to avenge him. Despite his youth, he has already won in the field and commands the loyalty of many of the leading families of the realm; he is supported in this war by his mother, who has spirited away… Read on
I have a new Amazon Kindle Single out today, on the historical inspiration for Game of Thrones, which you can buy here. So if you follow me on Twitter prepare for a massive amount of spamming. Especially as the new series starts on Monday. It’s sort of like Our Island Story, Westeros version, but here’s the blurb: The HBO series Game of Thrones, based on the George R.R. Martin books, is one of the most popular television shows… Read on
Only a week to go until the new series of Game of Thrones, and I have an ebook out this Thursday, called The Realm, which looks at the historical parallels between the world George RR Martin created and real history; it’s sort of a miniature Our Island Story, but with dragons. Okay, there aren’t really dragons.
I have a coffee table book out about the royal family, published by Shire, who produce those nice picture books (and it’s written in the Shire style so dont expect my trademark warped bitterness and despair). I like the royals, and I like constitutional monarchy even more, and frankly if this doesn’t get me a knighthood I don’t know what will.