Gillian Tindall

Holborn, London, mid-1960s

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

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

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

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.