Essays and Explorations
Allen Lane 2011
Hardback 336pp Illustrated
9780713994940   Product Code: 10807
Charles Nicholl has become renowned for picking over the traces of the past in a series of books of history, biography and travel writing. This volume brings together 25 shorter pieces, originally published as articles in magazines and newspapers, which focus on apparently trivial or anomalous historical vestiges. An eclectic compilation, it covers such topics as an enigmatic portrait, Alexandria past and present, Christopher Marlowe, a murder case in Renaissance Rome and the gold prospectors of El Dorado.