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Re: 'Wisdom of the Ancients' by Neil Oliver
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thelonious wrote:
Sounds good. Let us know if you think it's worth a read. I think I've only read his 'A History of Ancient Britain'.

Talking about going back in time - I'm about half way through this one at the moment - it's very good so far

'KINDRED Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art' by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
https://www.hive.co.uk/Product[...]fe-Love-Death-and-Art/21741289


Thanks Thelonious, haven't come across Rebecca Wragg Sykes before so will look out for that one.
I believe Neil Oliver has fallen from grace because of a throwaway remark he made on Twitter in support of David Starkey so, while looking for a link to post with Oliver's book, did a bit of internet digging. He has indeed been vilified mainly by The Scotsman who give his book a very poor and dismissive review.
https://www.scotsman.com/arts-[...]cients-neil-oliver-2977085?amp

Personally, since I've parted with £17, I intend to read it with an open mind and hopefully enjoy it. Neil Oliver says in his Introduction "Our world now seems especially bad-tempered. Temperatures are rising. The news is often doom-laden and filled with hopelessness". He is right about that. He may have made a recent ill-judged remark (who am I to judge) but it doesn't seem quite fair that this is allowed to destroy someone's career and credibility.


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Posted by tjj
21st September 2020ce
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