May I be forgiven some shameless self-advertising? My latest book has just been published by Reading’s wonderful Two Rivers Press!
The book contains an anthology of 48 Latin inscriptions that are on display in Berkshire’s county town of Reading (as well as an extra four that have disappeared some time ago!) – covering some 1,800 years of Latin in use as a language of authority, of the church, of business, of learning, and – of course – as a language to honour the dead.
The book, showcasing the very finest examples of a body of some 200 inscribed Latin texts altogether from the Reading area, is the result of several years of fieldwork (about which I have occasionally blogged on here) – and if you wish to follow my walking routes, there is even a handy map that shows you the location of the various pieces that are covered in my book on Google Maps!
For anyone in and around Reading: I will be signing copies of my book at Reading’s Broad Street branch of Waterstones next Saturday (12 September, 3-4pm) as part of Reading’s activities during the 2015 Heritage Open Days (further information can be found here).