Books
04 October 2012
The City of Abraham: History Myth and Memory – a Journey Through Hebron Edward Platt Picador, 384pp, £...
Books
29 August 2012
The Liars’ Gospel Naomi Alderman Viking, 272pp, £12.99 Ever since I was a child, I’ve been...
Books
31 March 2003
It is hard to overestimate how socially divisive and intellectually muting the issue of school choice has become in...
Books
03 February 2003
One Day begins in bed. Priya Patnaik is masturbating, with pleasure, while her husband Ben Tennyson, lying beside her,...
Books
13 January 2003
Max Beerbohm disliked illustrated books. "If I cannot see the characters in a novel, then they are not worth seeing,"...
Books
14 October 2002
Here is a heart-warming story to dispel the first chill of autumn, the tale of a lonely, sensitive child who endures...
Books
10 June 2002
Born in England in 1931, Fay Weldon began life as Franklin Birkinshaw. Right from the start, she had one of those...
Books
22 April 2002
In his recent exploration of the art of biography, Works on Paper, Michael Holroyd points out: "The biographer wants...
Books
15 October 2001
Somewhere between the third and eighth offering in this collection of Muriel Spark's complete short stories - there are...
Food and Drink
17 September 2001
It was absolutely predictable that Naomi Wolf would write a book about motherhood. She belongs to a generation of women...
Food and Drink
10 September 2001
When James Boswell first met "the Stupendous Johnson", as he called him, in May 1763, he recorded in his London Journal...
Culture
09 July 2001
A number of titles would have done equally well for this book. Self Obsessed, Self Satisfied and Self Deluding come to...
Food and Drink
11 June 2001
"The infallible test of a blameless style is its untranslateableness without injury to meaning," wrote Coleridge....
Politics
13 November 2000
Even in these dumbed-down times, when apparently only a handful of the population can recall why 1066 was a significant...
Culture
16 October 2000
Readers of Diski's memoir, Skating to Antarctica, published last year, will know all about her traumatic experiences as...

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