I'm back from Oxford and from speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival. Busy day yesterday what with my Today programme appearance and all! If the warm and generous comments left on the blog are anything to go by the talks have gone down pretty well. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to leave a comment.

And a big welcome to everybody who has just come across ReadySteadyBook ... I hope you enjoy looking around the site.

If you want to read more about last night's Blogging the Classics debate, reports from the OLF can be found at the Times, Other Stories, Eve's Alexandria and Torque Control.

Some of these reports have photographs. Yes, I do look fat. Yes, the stripey jumper was probably a bad idea!

Readers Comments

  1. It was a great event. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And you don't look fat!

  2. Mark, you do not look fat.
    And the event was wonderful.

  3. Hehehe -- well, the diet has already started! I say "diet", I mean beer is off the menu for a month or so. G&T; anyone!?

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