One of my hopes on publishing The Day Parliament Burned Down was that new information which I had been unable to track down in my research would come to light when readers and audiences got to hear about the fire. The most obvious one was to find out what ultimately happened to Chance the dog, but I also […]
Publicising the Book
On the 178th anniversary of The Day Parliament Burned Down, I’m enjoying this cartoon… If you’d like to follow the story of the 1834 fire in real time today and tomorrow, go to Twitter and follow @ParliamentBurns. See you there!
It’s finally here! More…
So, with just a week to go until publication of The Day Parliament Burned Down, the story behind the story… When I began work at the Parliamentary Archives in 1999, I often found myself having to tell readers in our public searchroom that nearly all of the historic Commons’ records were lost in the fire of […]
This is what happened when I put the whole text of The Day Parliament Burned Down into Wordle! Click to enlarge…
I’m so excited about recent progress in marching smartly down the road to publication, that I just had to write this update. Excuse the gush that follows (or stop here, if you prefer). Just before Christmas I created a Facebook page for The Day Parliament Burned Down. Do please ‘like’ if you’re on FB! I admit I’ve become a pretty shameless social […]