Lifestyle
12 March 2009
I was on the road this week. That is to say – although it sounds a bit less rock’n’roll – I was being driven around by...
Books
08 August 2005
The extraordinary Gannibal was the African great-grandfather of Aleksandr Pushkin, Russia's greatest poet, who spoke...
Culture
24 May 2004
My new novel, The Flood, features a well-known painting by Edward Hopper, Morning Sun. It shows a sturdy woman sitting...
Books
21 October 2002
It was the last day of Joe and Amber's end of summer treat, a bargain "late break" Joe had found on the internet. He...
Books
03 June 2002
Catherine Millet is a demurely dressed, strong-featured, jolie-laide (or laide, in her own self- deprecating account)...
Books
16 April 2001
One bold brush stroke of white fixes our eyes on the heavy pearl that hangs from the ear of Vermeer's girl as she...
Books
19 February 2001
"He looked like an English farmer, with his rough black coat and heavy boots, and his cold, hard expression." This was...
Food and Drink
19 July 1999
Anthony Rudolf, best known as a poetry publisher and translator from French and Russian, has found a new way of telling...