Jeremy Seal tells George Miller how he overcame his fear of deadly snakes and about his 500km journey along Turkey’s Meander river by canoe.
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Jeremy Seal tells George Miller about his thirty-year fascination with Turkey and how he came to write his first book about the suprising history of a small red hat, A Fez of the Heart.
John Keay speaks with James McConnachie about hands-on historical researches from the Himalaya to the Highlands, his best writing advice and the idea that what historians really need is not more documents but stronger boots.