It wasn't the wife!
Literary intrigue has certainly built up steam over the past week, concerning the scathing reviews of books written by rivals of Orlando Figes. Firstly Orlando Figes threatened to get his solicitors on the case when some pointed out that the Amazon username used to write the reviews 'Orlando Birkbeck' was that of Figes. Then he backtracked and said it was his wife, and now, it seems, it was him! Oh dear. It is surely human to do what he did, but to do it so stupidly? Goes to show that many esteemed academics have not an ounce of common sense! Story here.