Politics
18 November 2002
W H Auden, speaking on the BBC in 1937, offered this defence of gossip: "Who would rather learn the facts of Augustus's...
UK Politics
04 November 2002
Edwina Currie says the most hurtful thing about her affair with John Major was to look at his autobiography and find...
Business
10 June 2002
Stratford has Shakespeare, Glyndebourne has opera, Hay-on-Wye has books - and its very own literary festival. Perched...
Books
25 March 2002
Mario Vargas Llosa's new novel concerns the last days of the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo before he was...
Food and Drink
19 November 2001
If "Ballardian" were to enter the English language, as it one day must, what would it stand for? The poetry of...
Food and Drink
04 June 2001
Many regard Evelyn Waugh's Scoop as one of the finest comic satires ever written on newspaper ethics and manners. Bel-...
Culture
11 October 1999
This French thriller crosses the Channel with high expectations. It has sold 200,000 copies in France, is being made...

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