Gillian Tindall

A Postwar Progress

A former editor of History Today looks back on a life mixing the personal and the political.

Through the Fog and Filthy Air

An erudite study of the environmental price paid by the growth of early modern London, which looks to be repeated in present-day Beijing.

Dickens' London: Further Twists

Gillian Tindall reflects on a recent discovery by a Dickens scholar, which offers new insights into the great writer’s early years.

Robin Hood

Gillian Tindall reviews a work on the English folk hero of Sherwood Forest

Bombay: City of Gold

The 'City of Gold' is two places, explains Gilliian Tindall. People have been coming to Bombay for 300 years, hoping to make their fortune. But in their search for gold many have died. Their bodies were laid in a place known as Sonapur, which also means 'the city of gold' since, according to an Indian saying, to die is to be turned to gold.