We made a list of all the things we didn’t know: when was the Bronze Age, and what’s steel made of, anyway?
There’s a palpable sense that Britain was at its best back when people were living on rations, the era that had just come to a close when Coronation Street first went on the air.
I Sharpie-scribbled my way through a violently lime green pad of Post-It notes.
Commuting to historical archives is the ultimate exercise in urban loneliness.
Emily’s red dress overlaying my jeans and T-shirt, my short neck where her slender one would be.
I tell my students that they are lucky to be living through a period of such exciting democratic activity.
As though wearing colour was the mistake instead of just being a woman.
The laundry takes a while so I start quitting Facebook and Twitter during the spin cycle.
The Left once stood for extraparliamentary struggle; now you are a bomb-hurling maniac for suggesting a trivial tax increase.