16 June 2003
A year or two ago, the statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds in front of the Royal Academy suddenly acquired a garland of...
At the feet of genius. Edwin Lutyens may have been dumpy, of lowly birth and hopeless in bed, but his wife revered him. Lynn Barber on the life and marriage of a once pre-eminent designer
24 June 2002
Sir Edwin Lutyens once told the Architectural Association: "I advise everyone to build a house at 19. It's such good...
In pursuit of beautiful moments. Peggy Guggenheim was profligate with sex, economical with love, and completely unpredictable about money. Lynn Barber on a grand and chaotic public life
05 November 2001
Is this volume really necessary? Five hundred pages for a woman whose only achievement was collecting art? Moreover, a...
More sinner than saint. She may be the people's politician, but Lynn Barber finds that Mo Mowlam is sadly lacking in "people skills" and has few admirers among close colleagues
09 October 2000
When did Mo Mowlam officially become a saint? Was it when she had her brain tumour? Or when she visited the Maze prison...
Food and Drink
Digging in the dirt. What lay behind the brutal visions of Francis Bacon? Lynn Barber ventures into the twilight world of a father-fixated, homosexual sado-masochist
12 June 2000
Are we ready to look back at Francis Bacon? It is only eight years since he died, and most of the posthumous attention...
Every morning, I found my father staring, then heard words such as "I can feel her spreading hot sauce on me"
21 June 1999
What do women want? This is a question that has troubled great minds for centuries, and fortunately I can now provide...