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The Meaning of Liff at 30

There's a radio show online celebrating 30 years of The Meaning of Liff a dictionary of words that don't exist, but should. The words are all place names that have been press-ganged into doing some proper work in the English language. As a responsible person...

The Ionia Sanction by Gary Corby

The Ionia Sanction is a sequel to The Pericles Commission. It features Nicolaos, the young Athenian who has invented the job of agent in order to learn politics to avoid becoming a sculptor like his father. I liked The Pericles Commission and the only quibble I had...

People and the Sky by Anthony Aveni

It’s a common gripe that archaeologists don’t have much interest in public archaeology. I’m not convinced it’s true and it’s certainly not true of archaeoastronomy. People and the Sky is Anthony Aveni’s latest (original) book....

Skywatchers, Shamans and Kings by E.C.Krupp

I was surprised to find I haven’t already put up a page saying how good this book is, so I’ll correct that now. This is one of the best books you can get on archaeoastronomy, and it’s also one of the more affordable. One of the big attractions of the...