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.

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11 September 2006
Ah, the good old days. The trouble and strife making matchsticks for four shillings a week, the kids up a chimney,...
Politics
03 July 2006
What it takes to be a True Blue these days may be getting less certain by the hour, but there is one thing on which we...
Human Rights
06 March 2006
Toothless, cross-eyed and sporting a badly prognathous jaw, John Wilkes, the 18th-century parliamentarian, journalist,...
Books
23 January 2006
Literature, according to F R Leavis, should make you a better person. These days we find this querulous categorising of...

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