Culture
06 January 2011
Pulse Julian BarnesJonathan Cape, 240pp, £16.99Many of the stories in Julian Barnes's new collection are about death,...
Books
28 August 2006
Time passes and things change - assumptions, ideas, reputations. Some things decay, while others mutate and evolve....
Books
10 July 2006
Go into any bookshop and you will find shelves groaning with chick lit - or whatever romantic fiction is calling itself...
Books
05 June 2006
If modern novelists are to be believed, the average middle-aged woman exists in a state of permanent anguish. Various...
Books
16 January 2006
Tolstoy said that all happy families are alike, and where a certain type of clever, untidy, upper-middle-class British...
Books
01 August 2005
It has happened so often, that I now recognise each stage. I pick up the new instalment of Harry Potter with a mixture...
Books
13 June 2005
It is afternoon. The men have gone off to sleep. The parliament of women is in session. Once the meal is cleared away,...
Books
24 January 2005
With a sassy cartoon sketch on the cover and a sparkly blurb about a woman who can't stop getting married, Reader, I...
Food and Drink
10 May 1999
The eyes of the world are fixed on a small corner of the Cotswolds. At a stately mansion, crammed with ghosts and...