Books
05 January 2004
Rebecca Fraser began writing A People's History of Britain with the idea of creating "some kind of easy framework...
Culture
20 October 2003
Roy Porter's impressive last work is a survey of the development of thinking about bodies and souls over "the long 18th...
Books
24 March 2003
Perkin Warbeck was the name given to the young man who, in the 1490s, challenged Henry VII's right to the English...
Books
23 September 2002
Everybody knows the story of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald: the wild, beautiful couple who named and encapsulated the Jazz...
Books
20 May 2002
Maureen Waller's new book opens with a dramatic scene in a Kent tavern, on a wintry December night in 1688. James II,...
Books
20 November 2000
James Boswell and Samuel Johnson were a strange match. Dr Johnson was the grand old man of English letters, possibly...