Culture
06 December 2007
The name of Edward Burra may be unfamiliar now but his paintings will still strike a chord with anyone interested in...
Books
20 September 2007
In the 20th century, everybody knew a spinster. When I was a child, in the 1970s, one lived in our road. She was a...
Books
30 August 2007
In 1940, the passenger ship City of Benares was torpedoed by a German U-boat. It was midnight, in the middle of the...
Books
19 February 2007
Years before Edith Wharton published her first novel in her mid-thirties, she wrote a book with her interior-decorator...
Books
15 January 2007
It comes as no surprise to learn from Linda Lear's biography that the young Beatrix Potter had a number of pets, but...
Books
24 July 2006
Illegitimacy, sibling rivalry, adultery, poverty, wartime intelligence work, a family inheritance dispute of Jarndycean...
Books
27 March 2006
In October 1964, George Mackay Brown travelled from his home in Orkney to Edinburgh to be recorded talking about poetry...
Books
31 January 2005
Tony Hendra first met Father Joseph Warrilow in the 1950s when he was 14, a Catholic boy sent from Hertfordshire to...