Books
05 April 2004
Combining a serious exploration of very real emotions with the stylistic demands of a thriller is a task that is far...
Books
06 October 2003
Ian Rankin describes his 14th novel in the bestselling Inspector Rebus series as a story "about blood, about family and...
Books
28 July 2003
Set in a private museum on the edge of Hampstead Heath, P D James's new novel is a powerful meditation on the weight of...
Books
10 February 2003
Anyone who read Joel Lane's debut, From Blue to Black, will not be surprised that its follow-up, The Blue Mask, treads...
Books
20 January 2003
With Nineteen Eighty-Three, David Peace's depiction of a decade of corruption and crime in Yorkshire comes to a...
Culture
22 July 2002
For all his early success as a painter and his later celebrity as a doomed friend of the Bloomsbury group, Mark Gertler...
Books
01 July 2002
With an ironic nod to the fickle twists of critical opinion, Jacob Epstein's magnificent alabaster carving Jacob and...
Books
03 June 2002
In a letter sent in 1946, Joseph Cornell thanked the poet Marianne Moore for reminding him of "the power of enchantment...
Books
11 March 2002
Patricia Duncker's debut work of fiction, Hallucinating Foucault, was a sophisticated combination of thriller, love...
Books
07 January 2002
After months in hospital, recovering from a bomb attack on his car in Sicily, Aurelio Zen is taking an enforced holiday...
Food and Drink
10 December 2001
No one could ever accuse the French novelist Jean-Christophe Grange of being predictable, nor doubt his ability to...
Food and Drink
29 October 2001
David Hockney is blessed with an ability to write in a way that illuminates the work of others and to encourage a new...
Culture
08 October 2001
An obsession with law and order features as high on the list of Victorian achievements as medicine or engineering. The...
Food and Drink
20 August 2001
When David Peace was ten, his sister would say her prayers out loud each night, begging God not to let the Yorkshire...
Books
23 April 2001
From LA to Washington and beyond, James Ellroy has always written on an epic scale - and canvases don't come much...

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