Media Update – May 2012

Posted in Book updates on May 4th, 2012 by Peter Baker

Recent media for The Jolly Pilgrim:


The Actuarial Post - article and review

The Actuarial Post published an article about the book, along with a marvellous (and, dare I say it, insightful) review by a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Click here to see it. Read more »

Jeremy Paxman – Sarah Agassi interview in ‘Empire’

Posted in Miscellaneous on April 27th, 2012 by Peter Baker

This post is off-topic from this blog’s normal subject matter, for reasons explained below.



My father was a dispatch rider for the Royal Army Ordinance Corps, in Palestine, between 1946 and 1948. During that time a terrorist organisation called Irgun planted a bomb at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which was then the headquarters of the British Army and the Palestine government. It killed 91 people. Read more »

46: Phase Change

Posted in Diary posts on March 28th, 2012 by Peter Baker

28 March 2012

Good Morning Everybody

I‘ve resolved to keep you informed with media and website updates etc, but from now on I’ll spare you the blow-by-blow account of my movements, and especially my love life (because I keep getting myself in trouble). Read more »

Media Update – April 2012 (including reviews and interviews)

Posted in Book updates on March 27th, 2012 by Peter Baker

Recent media for The Jolly Pilgrim. Bolded words are links.

Stonking review and interview, in The Stag (University of Surrey) delightful enough to use the phrase ‘next-generation travelogue’ Read more »

45: Common Era or The Year of Our Lord?

Posted in Diary posts, Worldview on March 26th, 2012 by Peter Baker

26 March 2012

I’ve been asked to explain (and justify) why I use (and favour) the CE (Common Era) and BCE (Before Common Era) dating system, rather than the more traditional AD (Anno Domini, or ‘In the Year of Our Lord’) and BC (‘Before Christ’) system. Read more »