Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Richard Madeley on TalkRadio

 I chatted to Richard Madeley on TalkRadio about how to write a novel. You can listen here, from 1230.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Audiobook of How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

 I had oodles of fun recording the audiobook for How to Teach Classics to Your Dog. You can now buy it from Audible, here.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Launch of How to Teach Classics to Your Dog, and a review of Peter Stothard

 Today is the day we are launching HOW TO TEACH CLASSICS TO YOUR DOG, my quirky introduction

to the Greeks and the Romans. I very much hope that you enjoy it, and also, if you do, would be very grateful for any reviews. You can order a copy here, from Waterstones, or pop into your local independent bookshop.

I've reviewed Peter Stothard's new book, with a suitably classical theme, The Last Assassin, for The Spectator. Read it here.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020



 Finished copies of How to Teach Classics to Your Dog have arrived - they look absolutely beautiful. 

"Engaging and funny and clever. Written with the verve of a novelist and the insights of a scholar. Illuminates the pleasures and relevance of the Classics today." - Dr Harry Sidebottom, author of the Warrior of Rome series.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Philip Reeve reviews The Arrow of Apollo

 Philip Reeve has been one of my absolute favourite children's authors, since I first encountered his fantastic Mortal Engines series, in which a devastated Earth is traversed by moving cities. So I am really thrilled that he's reviewed The Arrow of Apollo on his blog, which you can read here.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Proof of How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

Ecce! Proofs have arrived of How to Teach Classics to Your Dog, which will be published in October by Oneworld.

"Philip Womack and Una – his optima canis – are tremendous companions in their journey round the classical world. The ultimate vademecum.." Harry Mount