Archive for July, 2006

Antony Beevor: The history man

The Left isn’t going to like Antony Beevor’s book on the Spanish Civil War, but he’s used to controversy – his account of the fall of Berlin elicited heated protests from the Russian ambassador. Danuta Kean talks to him about the joys of digging in the archives, his despair about history students today and his brush with Jackie Onassis

Plagiarism: The Opal Mehta case

You can bet the blood of more than one publisher ran cold at allegations last week that 19-year-old author Kaavya Viswanathan was a plagiarist. But no one should be surprised. The scandal is the inevitable consequence of a kind of Pop Idol publishing, which values spin over substance

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