Books
01 January 2005
This is a good, big, sad book about a tremendous historical progression - the gradual elimination, over several...
Books
16 August 2004
This uniquely fascinating work is not a restful read. Its subject is enthralling; its author sounds delightful. However...
TV and Radio
15 March 2004
About 40 years ago, when I was in the brash prime of my life, I came to the conclusion that I was the right person to...
Books
12 January 2004
Winston Churchill coined the epithet "castles of steel" to describe the dreadnoughts of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet...
Books
10 November 2003
I wonder what the senior curator of photography at the National Gallery of Australia had in mind when she invited Peter...
Books
20 October 2003
This is a disturbing and impressive book about a sad man, a tragic man, a drunkard, a lovable cad, a Welshman and a...
Books
18 August 2003
One of the most formidable political explicators of our time is undoubtedly Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, if only because...
Books
07 July 2003
Few cities have changed more dramatically in the past half-century than Sydney, that municipal Beckham of the south. It...
Books
19 May 2003
Liza Picard apostrophises her readers at the end of this book: "By now, you may have been able . . . to think yourself...
Books
05 May 2003
In April 1942 the British king-emperor George VI awarded the colonial island of Malta the George Cross for gallantry....
North America
14 April 2003
Just as the war broke out I spent a week in Manhattan, contemplating my 50 happy years of association with New York...
Europe
10 February 2003
On an unnaturally brilliant morning earlier this month, an inflatable lifeboat chugged across Cardiff Bay in rather a...
Culture
13 January 2003
The truth is, I don't know what to say about this exhibition and its accompanying book Lee Miller: portraits from a...

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