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Traces Remain: Essays and Explorations In these wonderfully stylish and eclectic essays, Charles Nicholl pursues the fugitive traces of the past with the skill and relish that have earned him a reputation as one of the finest literary and historical detectives of our time His subjects range from a murder case in Renaissance Rome to the disappearance of Jim Thompson in s Malaya, from the boyhood of Christopher Marlowe to the crimes of Jack the Ripper, from the remnants of a lost Shakespeare play to the last days of the poet boxer Arthur Cravan in a Mexican fishing port Full of insights, curiosities and unexpected discoveries, these thirty pieces written over two decades show the author of The Lodger and Leonardo da Vinci at his inquisitive best

10 thoughts on “Traces Remain: Essays and Explorations

  1. John Anthony John Anthony says:

    25 essays, most of which I found extremely interesting, very informative and well written Many of them encouraged me to readabout the subjects of the essays.Essays as follows 1 Thomas Coryate s last journeyings2 Mr Mountjoy at the Magistrate s Court in connection with a Naughty House 3 A Celebration of John Au

  2. Lisa Lisa says:

    Charles Nicholl is a very worthy writer I think I would read any topic he chooses He is familiar with playwrights of the 16th and 17th century, of a tale of an Abruzzo girl who is remembered centuries later with a history that has perhaps no truth in it He also writes about Dublin the 80s and the mystery of Jim Thom

  3. Mark Joyce Mark Joyce says:

    The very best type of popular history entertainingly and provocatively written but also balanced and grounded in serious research Nicholl provides compelling new angles on household names such as Shakespeare and Leonardo da Vinci and familiar stories such as Jack the Ripper whilst also shining a light on some fascinating

  4. Sairam Krishnan Sairam Krishnan says:

    History, as is told and read these days, often focusses on the grand scheme of things, the all encompassing narrative it is told in timeframes of eras, ages epochs, with whole decades thrown into a generalization like the Hippies, or the French revolution.I have read tried to understand history this way, as it was taught to me

  5. Marc Lane Marc Lane says:

    excellent non fiction book that walks you through the arcana of some famous and less famous characters of yore The chapter about the Shakespeare controversy telescoping out of the argument as to whether he was real, to look at the argument itself was particularly good.

  6. Ernest Ernest says:

    Well written, short essays that offer a slice of life viewing into history Euro centric, but that is to be expected and the book makes it clear that it is framed this way Debunks some popular narratives in history, but never crosses the line into contrarianism.

  7. Peter Ray Peter Ray says:

    An enjoyable mixed bag of historical essays.

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