Frances Wilson is an author, biographer and critic, whose works include The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth. Her most recent book is How to Survive the Titanic, or the Sinking of J Bruce Ismay. She reviews for the TLS, the Telegraph and the New Statesman.
I live in a state of perpetual excitement, like a figure in a Quentin Blake illustration.
Malcolm Guite's religious portrait of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archie and Matthew L Jockers reveals what literary hits have in common.
My brothers were both warriors in Lycra, while what I did had no value whatsoever – and still doesn’t.
Mosntrous Progeny invites us to reflect on two hundred years of a prolific, and horrific, creation.
Two new books about the painter show that, when it comes to biography, sometimes less detail can give us more perspective.
How an opium-addicted celebrity emerged from the fraught world of editorial double-dealing.
At Vanity Fair: From Bunyan to Thackeray by Kirsty Milne takes us from The Pilgrim's Progress to Condé Nast’s glamorous title.
This is a powerfully magnetic and mighty strange novel about a powerfully magnetic and mighty strange man.
As in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières’s subject in this new novel is love and war.