I am the Book Buyer for the Royal Museums Greenwich, so spend a lot of my time wading through the depths of maritime history, the history of trade and empire, as well as the history of the universe, astronomical discoveries, space exploration and physics.
Books always tell as big a story off the page as they do on it, about the mood of an era or generation, the comings and goings of a political power or teenage fad. I love spending my time talking to people about boats and space, but above all I love spending my time talking about books (or really just talking…)
My buttons are easy to push, so instead of bending the ears of anyone in my vicinity about the latest event to rile me, I will do it here. And I’d like to focus on books.
All opinions are my own.