Books
10 January 2008
Despite Victoria Beckham's pioneering example (she famously told the Spanish magazine Chic that she'd never read a book...
Books
15 November 2007
Early in his book, Peter Gay offers an account of the work of James Ensor, "probably among the best known" of the...
Culture
11 October 2007
Near the end of his latest collection, Geoffrey Hill seems to get entangled: Shredded - my kite - in the myriad-...
Books
07 May 2007
Whether she's discussing demographics, campus massacres or late-term abortions, the journalist and novelist Lionel...
Books
23 April 2007
To say that the action of Graham Swift's latest novel is mostly horizontal might give the wrong impression. Tomorrow is...
Books
05 February 2007
Following the fate of the Palmer family, Derek Johns's accomplished debut begins at the end of an Indian summer. Jim...
Books
09 October 2006
One wet morning in Arlington Park, Juliet Randall, the heroine of Rachel Cusk's latest novel, wakes up with a bug. She...
Culture
03 July 2006
Late in their marriage, Thomas Hardy's first wife took up cycling. It was a fashionable pursuit at the time, but Emma...
Books
10 April 2006
Jenny Diski isn't a natural travel writer. The issue is not so much the writing as the travelling. The cover of her...
Books
23 January 2006
''Misfortune," Brian Dillon writes, "finds new and inventive forms." In In the Dark Room, the literary critic and...
Books
24 October 2005
Joyce Carol Oates's latest novel has two titles. Readers in the UK will find themselves opening Mother, Missing; the US...