Mathew is a writer and historian based in London. His most recent book is The Favourite, the first book-length exploration of the love affair between Walter Ralegh and Elizabeth I, was published by Constable & Robinson.
He is also the author of Impossible Journeys, compared by The Guardian to a 'non-fiction Calvino', and There and Back Again: In the Footsteps of JRR Tolkien.
We all have books that grabbed our hearts and minds, books that changed our lives, books that live with us forever. But how good are we at remembering that – at communicating the immeasurable value of books? After all, you … Continue reading →