Books
22 January 2007
The foreword to Tom Sykes's memoir is a giveaway that this will be a milder work about alcoholism and drug abuse than...
Books
23 October 2006
Lock up your daughters! Finally, someone has seen fit to publish a guide for the modern decadent, the velvet-jacketed,...
UK Politics
25 September 2006
Craig Brown is our leading exemplar of what Orwell described as "generous anger" - the ability to satirise hypocrisy...
Books
25 September 2006
Although best known today for his association with the National Trust, which he served as an architectural consultant,...
Books
28 August 2006
The shadow of Saki hangs heavily over Cornelius Medvei's entertaining debut novella. Just as many of Saki's most...
Books
28 August 2006
Everyone likes visceral stories of art fraud. They seem, effortlessly, to grab the public imagination, complete as they...
Ideas
14 August 2006
Prominent literary critics seem to find it almost obligatory to show their eminence by publishing serious and learned...
Books
14 August 2006
The late journalist J K Setright was described by one commentator as "the Wittgenstein of the motoring press". This is...
Books
10 July 2006
Adam Thorpe's second story collection is divided between longer tales of human foibles and shorter prose-poems that...
Books
03 July 2006
The art of conversation is in danger of being killed off by e-mail and text-messaging. In this funny and trenchant...
Books
12 June 2006
Martha Gellhorn was arguably the greatest war correspondent of the 20th century, bringing fierce intelligence,...
Books
12 June 2006
Sleep is when we are at our most relaxed and yet, paradoxically, at our most vulnerable. A particularly strange or...

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