James Stevens Curl

Professor James Stevens Curl is the author of Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism which castigates those who can only look with their ears. He was awarded the President’s Medal of The British Academy in 2017 for his outstanding service to the Humanities.

A beautiful and unusual book can lift the spirits of even the most jaded reviewer

James Stevens Curl reveals how this new release provides amazing insight into the household of a well-heeled, cultured European in late eighteenth-century India

Mark Alan Hewitt’s book is a welcome breath of sound common sense in a field where expensive insanity seems to have ruled the roost for far too long

The rural pub is becoming increasingly under threat, and with it, a key part of our national identity