Books
06 March 2006
Irene Nemirovsky was born in 1903, to wealthy Russian Jewish parents who fled the Bolshevik revolution in 1918 and...
Food and Drink
30 July 2001
The point of departure for Ann Patchett's new novel is the raid, in December 1996, on the Japanese embassy in Lima,...
Books
18 June 2001
One day in the late 1920s, a huge lorry climbed the steep hillside above Versailles and stopped outside 8, Rue Babie,...
Culture
30 October 2000
John Murray, the publisher, rejected Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in 1817, when she was 20 years old, and, despite its...
Culture
10 April 2000
At the end of A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway's hero, stunned and revolted by his lover's traumatic labour in...
Food and Drink
28 February 2000
Absence, a story in Carol Shields's new collection, echoes Georges Perec's La Disparition in both name and conceit....