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An interview for the ages

by on February 11, 2014

Bad Bishop: A book I liked when I saw it on Authonomy some years ago now.. I’m delighted to see it released properly

Suddenly they all died. The end.

Today I’m excited to be interviewing Irene Soldatos, author of the wonderful book,  Bad Bishop .  It really is a fabulous read, and I jumped at the chance to learn more about it.  Share my curiosity?  Then pull up a chair, relax, and get ready for a little fun with history!

KK: What inspired you to write this story?

IS: That’s a difficult question. There was no one moment of inspiration, rather an idea that slowly developed. I read a lot of history. And there are three historians in my family, so I’ve grown up steeped in it, and I suppose I am more conscious than most of the enormous differences, cultural, social, ideological, technological between the people of one historical period and those of another, but also the very many similarities. I found myself often wondering what someone who was born and grew up in classical antiquity would make…

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