Books
19 August 2002
The most stylish and resourceful of modern British historians, David Cannadine has artfully put together a collection...
UK Politics
25 March 2002
No public figure over the past half-century has successfully transcended the life of politics in quite the same way as...
UK Politics
11 March 2002
This is a fascinating but dispiriting book. Few authors could bear less superficial resemblance to the Fat Boy in...
Culture
22 January 2001
During the six years I toiled in Elysian Fields for the Times, I very soon learnt not to disclose the nature of my...
Books
21 August 2000
Other people's scrapbooks are seldom much fun, and this one proves no exception. Although presented as an elegant...
Culture
13 March 2000
Monica Furlong has been writing about church matters for almost as long as I can remember. In the mid-1950s we both...
06 December 1999
To know a Prime Minister, if not intimately then at least no longer from afar, is a new experience that takes some...
Books
18 October 1999
In a way, the photograph on the dust jacket says it all. There is John Major - new glasses, serious expression, hand...
Culture
13 September 1999
Beaverbrook thought Stanley Baldwin "the toughest and most unscrupulous politician you could find" - but that was never...
Food and Drink
03 May 1999
No one today under the age of 40 can have much direct memory of the figure who - next to Aneurin Bevan - was the most...
12 February 1999
My favourite moment during my six-year watch on Death Row came fairly early on. I had been running the stiffs' page of...

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