All in a Don's Day by Mary Beard

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Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides. In this second collection following on from the success of It's a Don's Life, Beard ponders whether Gaddafi's home is Roman or not, we share her 'terror of humiliation' as she enters 'hairdresser country' and follow her dilemma as she wanders through the quandary of illegible handwriting on examination papers and 'longing for the next dyslexic' - on whose paper the answers are typed, not handwritten.


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'Delightful... it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and learning worn lightly... if they'd had Mary Beard on their side back then, the Romans would still have their empire' Daily Mail

 

About Mary Beard

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Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the TLS. Her books include the acclaimed Pompeii [9781846684715] which is translated into nine languages, The Roman Triumph and The Parthenon [9781846683497], part of the 'Wonders of the World' series of which she is general editor.
 
Published April 5, 2012 by Profile Books. 292 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Frances Spalding on May 11 2012

For those wanting to catch some of the best on Beard's blog, All in a Don's Day is a useful item.

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Reviewed by William Skidelsky on Apr 28 2012

...it doesn't actually offer anything you can't already access online for free.

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