The Quarrel Of The Age
By A.C. Grayling
The story of the life and work of England's greatest essayist and key figure in Regency England.William Hazlitt is England's greatest essayist. He was also a philosopher, a painter, a controversialist and a radical, whose critical writings about literature, the theatre and art were ardently admired in his day. He is the author of the first confessional autobiography of sexual passion, a biographer of Napoleon, a friend of, and profound influence upon, Keats, Stendhal, and Charles Lamb, a friend and later enemy of Coleridge, Wordsworth, and De Quincy, and a key figure in the intellectual life of Regency England. His life was lived against the backdrop of the French Revolution and subsequent Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with their associated political and literary radicalism in England.
By Adam Ballinger
He had a good degree from Oxford, a girl he wanted to marry and a well-paid job in the city, but at the age of 26 he left it all to join the SAS. This is an account of the boys who do the dirty work. The quiet soldier wins by staying in the shadows but, as he later finds, so do the IRA.