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