About this Blog

History had a slow pulse; man counted in years, history in generations
― Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon.

Here you’ll find articles about books (new and old); political theory; reaction to current events; musings of the peculiarities of millennial life; and a few ongoing series of posts.
Check out the #SundaySpotlights for exciting non-fiction; #LooksAtBooks for your lengthier reviews; or the Literary Recipes.

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TSP will soon be launched as a podcast- look out for episodes on iTunes, Stitcher and everywhere else you can listen. Episodes will generally revolve around interesting microhistories, kooky books and identity politics.

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This blog is run by Samantha Peel, a MA Modern History graduate of the University of York working in university administration. I’m a thoroughly self-aware millennial fighting against the motivation-zappers of employment, lack of funds and click-bait YouTube videos to put out new content a few times a week. My favourite posts are the Literary Recipes series 1 2 3.

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