RECENT ARTICLES

Here below are some of the articles I’ve published recently. Click on an image and you’ll be taken to the text.
How Kate Bush brought down the Iron Curtain (by singing Babooshka)

A blog I wrote for the Guardian on how Kate Bush changed our thinking about eastern Europeans and Communism by singing Babooshka. You can read the full text by clicking on the image.

A book review in The Sunday Times. You can read the full text by clicking on the image (if you are signed up to their website) or here  (if you are not).

Sunday Times: review of Janet Hartley’s book on Siberia.You can read the full text by clicking on the image (if you are signed up to their website) or here (if you are not).

Daddy's Poor Little Rich Girl (Sunday Times)
Sunday Times: Daddy’s poor little rich girl
Bonhams magazine: Icons for dollars
You Magazine: When murder was in fashion
Prospect magazine: Stradivarius exhibition
Bonhams magazine: the last Tsar’s last cigarette case (from Faberge)

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