23 October 2014
“Pushy parent” market.
25 September 2014
Emmeline to Marilyn.
17 July 2014
Prepare to be depressed.
22 March 2012
Melissa Benn reports over eight months from the front line in the battle for Britain’s education. In September...
02 January 2012
Half a Wife: the Working Family's Guide to Getting a Life Back Gaby HinsliffChatto & Windus, 288pp, £12.99The other...
05 May 2011
Judging by the rumoured size of the advances, there is a huge market for a new genre of popular fiction: "mum lit...
27 September 2010
The L-Shaped Room Lynne Reid BanksVintage, 272pp, £7.99It is interesting to return to this classic novel, first...
14 September 2010
Selling off schools
05 May 2010
Sheila Rowbotham's work has always been concerned with unearthing connections between past and present, the personal...
22 March 2010
Although she has had her fair share of terrors and humiliations, the novelist Maggie Gee has no single searing trauma...
29 January 2010
This in-depth look at the gritty truth of contemporary relationships could not have come at a more interesting time. In...
29 May 2008
To the Brighton Festival to promote my second novel, One of Us, a story of two political families whose relationship...
25 October 2007
The conventional cinematic portrayal of unconventional parents, particularly those of a left-wing bent, is as wacky,...
26 January 2004
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is probably the most famous prisoner in the world. A writer and leader of the National League for...
07 April 2003
Liu Jingsheng was arrested in 1992, one of 15 dissidents detained for their involvement in pro-democracy underground...