Thomas Levenson appeared on the BBC Inside Science show this week to discuss his book The Hunt for Vulcan.
Daybreak on Wednesday 5th revealed the first signs that the Great Fire of London, after four days of horrendous damage, was beginning to extinguish itself. Somewhere around Pye Corner, by Cock Lane in Smithfield, the westward advance of the fire was halted. The diarist Samuel Pepys, looking out at the ruined city, described it as ‘the saddest sight of desolation that I ever saw; everywhere great fires, oil cellars and brimstone and other things burning.’
Ken Liu, author of The Paper Menagerie and Grace of Kings, and translator of Cixin Liu’s award-winning Three-Body Problem series, is currently visiting the UK.
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