Island insurrectionists – review of The Bad Boys of Brexit by Arron Banks

ISLAND INSURRECTIONISTS The Bad Boys of Brexit Arron Banks, London: Biteback, 2016, hb., £18.99 Arron Banks looks out proudly and pugnaciously from the cover of Bad Boys of Brexit like a character in a Hogarth engraving, flanking the equally Hogarthian Nigel Farage, in a photo taken as Farage faced the globe’s agog media on the auspicious… Continue reading

Hans Sloane – cataloguer of curiosities, maker of modernity

HANS SLOANE: COLLECTOR OF CURIOSITIES, MAKER OF MODERNITY Collecting the World – The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane James Delbourgo, London: Allen Lane, 2017, hb., 504pps., £25 Sloane Square, Sloane Street and Hans Place contain some of London’s most desirable addresses, but what do the occasionally resident Qatari princelings and Russian oligarchs, or retreating… Continue reading