Books
02 May 2005
On 10 May 2002, Nina Bawden and her husband, Austen Kark - writer, journalist and retired managing director of the BBC...
Books
31 May 2004
Seven years ago, the life of Diana, Princess of Wales neared its brutal end within a mangled Mercedes in an underpass...
10 May 2004
I recently decided that it would be best to take out my young grandchildren separately so as not to spend most of the...
Books
03 May 2004
Simon Gray has written numerous plays for stage, television and radio, many of them brilliant, including Butley and my...
Books
26 April 2004
This is yet another book about that tragedy in the small hours of 15 April 1912, when the mighty Titanic encountered a...
09 June 2003
When I was nine years old my father asked me to sign some cheques. I did so without question; I rather liked showing...
Culture
09 June 2003
Shortly before midnight on 14 April 1912, the "unsinkable" SS Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage to New...
20 May 2002
Last week, I took part in an expedition to Ayrshire in Scotland. My companions and I were last gathered together, circa...
Books
07 May 2001
In 1704, Alexander Selkirk, the 23-year-old master of the sailing ship Cinque Ports, quarrelled with his captain and...