Mary Beard It's a Don's Life

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It's a Don's Life

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It's a Don's Life Covers the author's famous blog, A Don's Life, that ran on the "TLS" website for over three years. Full description

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Delightful ... it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and learning worn lightly ... Beard is a very funny and penetrating commentator on academic life - and has a fantastic knack for controversy. If they'd had Mary Beard on their side back then, the Romans would still have their empire (Sam Leith Daily Mail 2009-12-11)

Enjoyable ... Beard is an exuberant communicator (Dinah Birch Observer 2009-10-25)

Sharply observed, often hilarious slices of academic life (Charlotte Higgins Guardian 2009-11-07)

Beard's studies of bygone times are infused with a peppering of wit that is unusual in an academic work, but given free rein here (Julian Fleming Sunday Business Post)

This collection of her posts is pithy and engaging. The casual, humorous tone is seemingly informal. But the rhythm and cadence of the short blog have been honed to a fine art ... Beard remains self-deprecatory, invigoratingly sane and zestful (Frances Spalding Independent 2009-11-30)

The marvellously educative, hilarious It's a Don's Life by Mary Beard, the blogging queen (Jane Gardam Daily Telegraph)

Beard has a spry, pithy, conversational style ... a diverting read (Edmund Gordon Sunday Times 2009-12-13)

Well-written, in short column-length bursts, it's the thinking person's loo book (Alastair Mabbott Glasgow Herald)

It's a Don's Life is, by turns, enlightening, funny, outrageous (Weekend Australian 2010-02-06)

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Britain's best known classicist speaks her mind on the ancient, and modern, worlds. A wide-ranging selection from her 'best hit' blog.

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