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John Keay & Tobias Jones

Crime

John Keay explains why ‘history is other people’, and Tobias Jones considers the fascination of true crime writing. John Keay explains why writing a foreign nation’s history is no more presumptuous than writing about Picts and Scots, and shares his enthusiasm for RH Tawney, a man who was ‘more history writer than historian’. Tobias Jones considers, as both reader and writer, the fascination of the true crime genre, and the profound truths with which it can connect us.


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