Sean Gabb is the author of more than thirty books and around a thousand essays and newspaper articles. He also appears on radio and television, and is a notable speaker at conferences and literary festivals in Britain, America, Europe and Asia.
Under the name Richard Blake, he has written eight historical novels for Hodder & Stoughton. These have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Greek, Slovak, Hungarian, Chinese and Indonesian. They have been praised by both The Daily Telegraph and The Morning Star. He has produced another four historical novels for Endeavour Press, and has written two horror novels for Caffeine Nights.
Under his own name, he has written four novels. His other books are mainly about culture and politics.
He also teaches, mostly at university level, though sometimes in schools and sixth form colleges. His subjects include: Latin, Greek, Classics, History, Law, and Economics. His first degree was in History. His PhD is in English History. From 2006 to 2017 he was Director of the Libertarian Alliance. He is currently an Honorary Vice-President of the Ludwig von Mises Centre UK, and is Director of the School of Ancient Studies.
He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
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Stories from Paul the Deacon - DescriptionStories from Paul the Deacon: A Latin Reader for GCSE, A-Level and University Students The purpose of this book is to give students a set of readings that are in genuine but fairly simple Latin, and that are interesting in themselves, and that are accompanied by a Vocabulary in which nearly every word used in the text is fully-explained. I hope it will be useful to GCSE and A-Level students, and to undergraduates who are beginning an accelerated course in Latin. Nor do I forget students in home-education or those who are trying to learn Latin by themselves. As a writer, Paul the Deacon (c.725-799) stands at a level intermediate between Latin Stories and the Roman classics. A further advantage is that the extracts given here are in entirely genuine… READ MORE
D.R. Gibson Reviews The Churchill MemorandumThe Churchill Memorandum by Sean Gabb Exciting Erudite Escapism in a Alternate History of Better Times Trigger Warning - Graphic Depictions of Smoking Dr Gabb's novel is in a classic form: an introduction to several of the book's key characters and including the alternate historical timeline from 1938 to 1959 - the exposition, with fast-paced action, several plot twists, and a rich interspersing of fictional and real contemporaneous characters - and the denouement which is both at times surreal and yet to my taste satisfying. The protagonist, Dr Anthony Markham, as a precocious academic, is a reluctant and initially emotionally ill-equipped 'hero' - he is neither James Bond nor Dirty Harry, although on 'the same side' - but the story of intrigue and treachery in high places forces him to… READ MORE
Skinny87 Reviews The Churchill MemorandumNote – As of the 12th May 2018, this review is being published in instalments here. It is supposed to be a bad review. All I can say is that I wish I had more reviewers like "Skinny87." He is going through the book a chapter at a time, with almost as much concentration as I put into writing it. He has only reached Chapter Three, and his review and the comments on his review have reached five thousand words. It is most flattering, and I will try to send him an autographed copy.SIG Being an entirely partisan review and analysis of The Churchill Memorandum – Or ‘Dirigibles, Acid Baths and Bullet-Trams, Oh My!’ In December 2017 I was scrolling through the entries in the Alternate History recommendations on the… READ MORE
Review of "Lost Causes" (2018), by Sean GabbReview by Sean Gabb Lost Causes R.H. Nichol Endeavour Media, London, 2017 If you read The Guardian, if you have an atom of sympathy for the IRA, if you are repelled by descriptions of torture and extreme violence, this may not be the novel for you. I, on the other hand, greatly enjoyed it. The novel bounces along in a blur of killing and moral justifications of killing. It reads as if, after an unlikely romance, Ian Fleming and Ayn Rand had collaborated on a thriller. John Buchan – not his real name – is a former soldier. He fought in the Rhodesian War and then in the Falklands. He now works as an assassin for a top-secret British intelligence unit called the Mill. The function of this unit is… READ MORE
Kindle Customer Reviews The Churchill MemorandumThis is my first book by Sean Gabb. It is very engaging alternate history. I actually learn a lot of history from reading alternate history books because I then have to compare them to the "official" history written by the victors. I've also read a couple of his Richard Blake titles and they are very good also. Review posted on Amazon on the 11th March 2018 READ MORE
The Not So Resistible Rise of Jeremy Corbyn (2018), by Sean GabbThe Not So Resistible Rise of Jeremy Corbyn by Sean Gabb 19th April 2018 When Jeremy Corbyn became Leader of the Labour Party in 2015, the Conservative Party rejoiced, and his own parliamentary party went into a long sulk. The received wisdom was that an avowed socialist, with some very iffy connections, was so unelectable that the Conservatives could expect at least five more years in office. I disagreed. Sure enough, he came a good second in the 2017 general election. I will now say with fair surety that, if there were an election next week, Mr Corbyn would get an overall majority. It might be a big overall majority. Let me discuss the reasons. First, there is the nature of the media campaign against him. It is fair comment… READ MORE
The Futility of Electoral Politics (2018), by Sean GabbThe Futility of Electoral Politics by Sean Gabb 8th April 2018 There was a time when I felt obliged to argue for certain propositions. However, we have now reached a stage where these propositions can be taken as at least a working hypothesis. We are governed by a coalition of fools, cowards, drunkards, whoremasters, and whores of every kind. Their mission is to finish turning England into a financial casino in which a few hundred thousand punters and croupiers grow very rich, while the rest of us – when not working as cleaners, drivers, cooks, and jesters without licence – live either as atomised individuals or in ethnic and religious communities, each too powerless to impose on the others any one agenda of dissent. This is not to say we… READ MORE
Thoughts on Vergil's Aeneid (2018), by Sean GabbI am presently teaching some revision courses in A Level Latin and Classical Civilisation. Part of my job is to teach my young gentlemen how to write 40-mark essays on the set texts. I spent the morning going through strategies in the abstract. I then put this together as an exemplar. It is taken from one of the past papers. The general point I made was that a plodding answer that takes the question for granted will get a high C at best. What the examiners will reward is something that shows a full knowledge of the text, but stands out from the crowd. You can do this by attacking the premise of the question. Indeed, if you read the question, you will see that this is that the examiners… READ MORE
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II CameraLast year, in a fit of perceived wealth, I bought a . It cost £120 and was a rather pretty heap of junk. Nothing was ever quite in focus, and the colour balance was a mess. So, having used Canon cameras for many years, I looked round for something better. I bought a Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II. Here are the specifications: Large 1.5 type 18.7 x 14.0 mm Canon CMOS sensor with multi-aspect shootin Capture 12.8 megapixel images (3:2) and Full HD video with DSLR-like quality Be creative with depth of field, using a fast f/2-3.9, 24 mm 5x zoom lens and 9-bladed aperture Fast image processing and responsive operation with DIGIC 6 PowerShot G1 X Mark II Battery Pack NB-12L Battery Charger CB-2LGE Neck Strap NS-DC11 AC Cable… READ MORE
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK 15.6"I bought this Lenovo Ideapad year ago in a John Lewis sale. I bought it because I was feeling rich at the time, and because the Samsung I bought in 2012 seemed to be wearing out. Well, the Samsung is now among my daughter's treasured possessions, and I wish I hadn't splashed out all that money. Here is what I find good about the computer: The high-resolution monitor comes in handy. It gives me a large desktop; Sound and video are both very good; 8Gb RAM is more than I really need - but I'm sure it helps when cooking video files; 2TB HD is definitely more than I need, and I've replaced it with a 500GB SSD; Battery life is OK. Here is what I find bad about the… READ MORE
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