Eleanor Parker

The Hills Have Eyes

Is the Buckinghamshire countryside tame commuter belt or wild border-country? It depends when you visit.

All That Is Not Good

Writing in troubled times, Julian of Norwich realised that consolation only has meaning if it takes pain seriously.

The Lost Generations

Age matters; events are experienced differently by young and old, but how do we find those differences in history?

New Year Knowns and Unknowns

As we take stock of the past year, the most famous event in English history reminds us of our inability to foresee the future.

The Never-ending Process

Every history book, even when it is dispatched to the printers, is a work in progress, ready to be revised.

Non-essential Freedoms

The mild anarchy of piles of second-hand books reminds us of the simple, contingent encounters we have all missed during lockdown.