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Frances Wilson is an author, biographer and critic, whose works include The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth. Her most recent book is How to Survive the Titanic, or the Sinking of J Bruce Ismay. She reviews for the TLS, the Telegraph and the New Statesman.
Mosntrous Progeny invites us to reflect on two hundred years of a prolific, and horrific, creation.
Two new books about the painter show that, when it comes to biography, sometimes less detail can give us more perspective.
How an opium-addicted celebrity emerged from the fraught world of editorial double-dealing.
At Vanity Fair: From Bunyan to Thackeray by Kirsty Milne takes us from The Pilgrim's Progress to Condé Nast’s glamorous title.
This is a powerfully magnetic and mighty strange novel about a powerfully magnetic and mighty strange man.
As in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières’s subject in this new novel is love and war.
In Rosaleen Madigan, Enright has created a mater dolorosa without rival in the annals of Irish mothers.
Writers are vampires who sink their fangs into other writers
Ruth Scurr's biography of the draughtsman, archeologist and diarist is a moving, delicate record of a man - and an era.
Sanctuary: a Novel dramatises the lives of the writerly sisters - and their forgotten artist brother.