Greetings from Oxford, where we are currently between downpours of rain, though I’m assured that it is still officially summer. Who knew? Anyway, here’s my pick of the web this week.
Mary Beard on what computers do to handwriting.
The longlist of 2009’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.
Stephen Fry on America’s place in the world.
Apparently there might have been cannibals in England 9000 years ago.
Farewell John Hughes, who has died at the age of 59. The Guardian looks at his career in clips.
The secret royals: illegitimate children of British monarchs.