The “Lifelong Gadfly”: Remembering Bernard Crick

In a 2003 review I wrote this about Bernard Crick:

“Living in Edinburgh for the last twenty years of his life, he became almost an honorary Scot. He was proud that his fellows honoured him rather as a “lifelong gadfly” than the conventional (too often constricted) scholar”.
You might like to read his Crossing Borders (2001) or his wonderful biography of George Orwell.