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Caroline Taggart

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I was an editor for 30 years before Michael O’Mara Books asked me to write what became I Used to Know That. I think its success took everyone by surprise – it certainly did me – but it led to my writing a lot of other books and finally, after about three years, feeling able to tell people I was an author. It's a nice feeling.

Until recently the book I was most proud of was The Book of London Place Names (Ebury), partly because I am passionate about London and partly because, having written ten or so books before that, I finally felt I was getting the hang of it.

Now I have to confess I’m really excited by my first venture into continuous narrative. For A Slice of Britain: around the country by cake (AA) I travelled the country investigating
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Christmas at War

There’s been a very touching response to the publication of this book. I’ve had lots of lovely cards and emails from the elderly people who contributed to it, or the offspring of those whose memoirs I quoted – all delighted to see their stories getting a new outlet.


The sad thing is that, since I did the research about 18 months ago, at least five of those who shared memories with me have died....

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Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this --
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“What mostly happens in the Iliad is that Achilles has a hissy fit because Agamemnon has stolen a slave girl of his, sulks in his tent for eight books and spends the ninth telling Agamemnon he’s had enough and he’s going home.”
Caroline Taggart, A Classical Education: The Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught in School

“Accents must have been pretty important in Ancient Greek, because a man called Herodian wrote a treatise in twenty-one books about them, most of which, you’ll be happy to know, are now lost.”
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“As far as I’m concerned, whom is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.’ CALVIN TRILLIN”
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“By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this --
One of you is lying.”
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