22 April 2014
The Vampyre Family: Passion, Envy and the Curse of Byron by Andrew McConnell Stott: a dark satanic milieu
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07 February 2008
Sometimes a news item brings back to life what was for centuries an essential habit of readers and critics: guessing at...
26 February 2007
Why has Edward Pearce written a biography of Robert Walpole, universally acknowledged as Britain's first prime minister...
06 November 2006
The gargoyles of modern satirical caricature - of Gerald Scarfe and Ralph Steadman and Spitting Image - have their...
01 May 2006
For half a century, the appeal of the campus novel has been irresistible. The genre has served some high-minded writers...
20 March 2006
Canongate has acquired some interesting writers to dream up versions of ancient myths. Already Margaret Atwood and...
30 January 2006
Some novels have the enlivening youthfulness of their youthful authors. You can think of Nicholas Nickleby or White...
26 September 2005
There has always been an odd innocence about Salman Rushdie's novels. His satire is obvious, his allusions are...