My new book, Voices from the Past, will be published in the United States in early December (having already been published in Great Britain, where I live, in October). The book is dedicated to the idea that history is a feast to be enjoyed every day and that memorable quotations are like glasses of fine wine that bring out the flavour of a three-star meal. The book contains a story from history for every date in the year, each headlined with a quotation related to the event. (The text contains hundreds more quotes – in all, there are about 1,200.) The stories range from the time of the pharaohs to the 21st century.