Books
05 July 2007
Everyone loves a scoundrel and everyone loves gore. With Empire of Blue Water, which recounts the life of privateer...
Books
21 May 2007
Nowadays even hacks have byline photographs, and this Saturday the Guardian Review will snoop through the latest in its...
Books
05 February 2007
Niven Govinden is what breakfast television refers to as "gritty". In his second offering, Graffiti My Soul, he serves...
Books
11 December 2006
The personals column in the London Review of Books has long been at work uniting "naughty Lola" and her fellow scholars...
Books
29 November 2006
Many are left flummoxed by the hypnotist and magical maestro Derren Brown: How did he . . . ?But . . . ? My head hurts...
Books
13 November 2006
Laced with the impossible glamour of dancing perilously with international politics, the course of Richard Beeston's...
Books
06 November 2006
To many a closet David Starkey junkie – for they do exist – one-hour television sessions with Elizabeth I, inconvenient...
Politics
30 October 2006
Harold Bloom labelled intellectual circles as "dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats". The anonymous...
Books
23 October 2006
"A plague on both your houses!" cried the dying Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Indeed, all self-respecting romantic...
Books
15 October 2006
Hunter S Thompson habitually spat distaste whenever his long-time illustrator-companion professed a desire to write. "...
Books
09 October 2006
Oh, what an ignorant buffoon I have been. No messing around, readers – this latest "pocket bible" was not meant for me...
Books
02 October 2006
Last weekend, a friend of mine had her drink spiked at a London club. Friends rallied around her, calling upon sketchy...
Books
02 October 2006
First, a confession: I am unmarried, untitled and committed to a career as a hack. Will this pocket volume, illustrated...