05 December 2014
30 October 2014
The Psammead returns.
11 September 2014
Lesser known knights.
10 July 2014
What should you pack for the summer holiday?
28 April 2014
Kinds of magic
19 December 2013
Goblins and geese and all that.
21 March 2013
Time and again.
13 December 2012
Christmas is a good time to get a child into books. Richard Curtis’s The Empty Stocking (Puffin, £6.99) is...
16 May 2012
Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel Fourth Estate, 608pp, £20 Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel’s Booker-winning...
29 March 2012
The Beginner's Goodbye Anne Tyler Chatto & Windus, 208pp, £14.99 Perhaps the most interesting...
27 February 2012
While people have responded to the worsening economic climate by going to see theatrical comedy in their droves, the...
14 November 2011
Death Comes to Pemberley P D JamesFaber & Faber, 320pp, £18.99About 25 years ago, in an interview with me, P D...
22 August 2011
Wild Abandon Joe DunthorneHamish Hamilton, 244pp, £12.99What future is there for the children and grandchildren of the...
25 July 2011
A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman Margaret DrabblePenguin Classics, 223pp, £20In order to find the time to write...
12 May 2011
The fifth of Edward St Aubyn's autobiographical novels about Patrick Melrose - a brilliant, damaged and tormented ex-...