I would pay to do what I do if I had to.
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America.
The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor?
Ian Hamilton Finlay