Monthly Archive: September 2013

Six reasons why you should read historical fiction

1. It’s fun! Stories set in other times have different rules, and watching the characters struggle within them is great entertainment, but they’re still just stories designed to entertain. 2. It’s educational If it’s even slightly researched, a historical fiction novel will put you squarely into a period of history, with all its different ways […]

Chemical weapons again

The latest allegations that the regime of Bashar Al-Assad in Syria has been using chemical weapons against rebel targets got me thinking. What does it take? It takes a particular type of person or a particular state of desperation to use these sorts of weapons. As far as I can recall, Saddam Hussein was the last […]