The U.S. edition, left, and UK version of the latest John Higgs book. Can you spot the difference? Answer in John's latest newsletter.
John Higgs' well-reviewed book on James Bond and the Beatles, Love and Let Die, will be released in the U.S. and in Canada on Feb. 7, my mother's 90th birthday. And John is continuing to hold events in Britain to promote the book. This news and more is in John's latest newsletter.
John also has thoughts on Britain's colonialist and racist past and in relation to this discusses the German word mahnmal, which he explains means "monument to national shame." He also has some interesting book and podcast recommendations.
Obviously, it's a coincidence that John's book is coming out on my mother's birthday. But I will note that the last book my Dad read, before he died last year, age 90, was a John Higgs book, Stranger Than We Can Imagine, which I gave to Dad last summer. Dad said he thought the chapter on chaos was particularly interesting.