Review Date:7 Mar 2013
Once upon a time, as every schoolboy knew, the history of the British Empire was the history of great men.
Review Date:11 Apr 2013
Rachel Beer first caught my attention some 20 years ago when I was trawling through Who Was Who looking for journalists. She was unusual because she was the editor of The Sunday Times in the 1890s, when no other national newspaper had a woman editor. She was also deeply conscious of her background, proud of being a member of the wealthy and important Jewish family of Sassoon.