Mark is back on the air tonight to launch the pre-Coronation week of The Mark Steyn Show. The action starts at 8pm British Summer Time/3pm North American Eastern.
However, depending on how smart your Smart TV is, we always receive complaints on the bedevilling subject of "delivery systems". So, if you're in the Antipodes, you may prefer to watch via our new Australian partners at ADH TV. ADH is home to Mark's old pal Alan Jones and to his somewhat younger pal Alexandra Marshall, and he is delighted to be joining them. The show will be posted here four days a week, Tuesday to Friday, at 5pm Australian Eastern Time. We hope you'll want to check in not only with Mark but with Alexandra, Alan and the other ADH offerings.
~Just in time for the Coronation, Mark has been busy frantically autographing copies of his brand new book, The Prisoner of Windsor, set in a strange land that may nonetheless seem oddly familiar...
A remote fantastical kingdom far from Europe's chancelleries of power...
An unpopular monarch on the eve of his coronation...
A ruling class of plotters and would-be usurpers...
...and a gentleman adventurer on holiday.
No, not Ruritania in the nineteenth century, but the United Kingdom in the twenty-first. Steyn's new book is both a sequel to and a contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's classic of 1894, The Prisoner of Zenda. As Jerry Stratton says of the audio version over at Good Reads, The Prisoner of Windsor is "extraordinarily funny, on an incredibly layered level".
If you absolutely can't live without your full-price hardback being personally inscribed by Mark, that we can do. However, if you disdain his John Hancock, Amazon is selling the book at a discount - and the shipping will be rather less, too. Likewise, if you order from Amazon Canada. (An alternative option north of the border: For a hardback direct from the distributor via University of Toronto Press, click here.)
For digital versions of the book, please scroll down the page.
~If you enjoy The Mark Steyn Show, we'll also be doing it live at sea during the 2023 Mark Steyn Cruise - and with all of your favourite guests, including of course Eva, Leilani and Alexandra. More details here.
If you've failed to catch a Steyn Show over the years, you can find not only our latest edition but over 250 from the archives, all in reverse chronological order, listed here.
~The post-Steyn GB News continues its blockbuster format of Tories'n'trivia to winning effect. On Friday at 2.45pm, Mark Longhurst achieved the much coveted zero rating. That's to say, he had zero viewers in England, zero viewers in Scotland, zero viewers in Northern Ireland and zero viewers in Wales. Oh, and zero viewers in Sark.
~Because GB News has chosen to kowtow to Ofcom, Mark's court battle against them will be pursued alone. Aside from pre-ordering the above-mentioned Prisoner of Windsor, there are multiple ways of supporting this important lawsuit in the English High Court, including:
a) signing up a friend for a Steyn Club Gift Membership;
b) buying a chum a SteynOnline gift certificate; or even
c) treating your nearest and dearest to that Mark Steyn Cruise.
~Notwithstanding Mark's one-step-forward-two-steps-back health, we had a busy weekend at SteynOnline, starting with Mark talking Tucker and other topics on our Clubland Q&A. On the Bachman Beat, Tal pondered mortality. For his Saturday movie date Rick McGinnis considered Bill Forsyth's Local Hero, while Steyn's Song of the Week celebrated the 150th birthday of an American classic.
If you were too busy spending the weekend trying to force a titter at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, we hope you'll want to check out one or three of the foregoing as a new week begins.
~Finally, if you are way beyond print copies of books, The Prisoner of Windsor is also available in digital format.
For Nook, see here.
For Kobo, see here.
For the Kindle edition around the world, please click below: