Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Emeritus Professor of History at Exeter University. He is a prolific lecturer and writer, the author of over 100 books. Many concern aspects of eighteenth century British, European and American political, diplomatic and military history but he has also published on the history of the press, cartography, warfare, culture and on the nature and uses of history itself. His recent books include The Geographies of an Imperial Power: Britain 1688-1815, Fortifications and Siegecraft: Defense and Attack through the Ages, and Strategy and the Second World War: How the War was Won, and Lost

The good, the beautiful and the grotesque

Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart talk about the role of Prussia in the eighteenth century

Classic settings conceal psychological rawness and sinuously convoluted mysteries

The enduring popularity of fantasy and horror fiction proves that we still live in the long, dark shadow of the Gothic novel

A deadly mixture of reprints and new releases

Parties and post boxes make beguiling settings for this month’s mysteries

TV adaptations have masked the complexity and skill of Agatha Christie

A good novel as detective story, and the detective story as a good novel

While away the winter with would-be classics

Not all is grim and gloom in the British Library’s Tales of the Weird series