Alexander Larman

Dave Eggers cancels Amazon

5 October 2021 9:34 pm

Selling books through Amazon is now part and parcel of a working author’s life. It would be a brave writer…

Did the music industry enable R. Kelly?

29 September 2021 8:30 pm

As Harvey Weinstein was to film, so Robert ‘R.’ Kelly has been to the music industry. An energetic and profligate…

The smug self-satisfaction of the Met Gala

15 September 2021 12:29 pm

Oscar Wilde said, of the death of Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop, that ‘you would have to have…

The joy of rummaging through Gladstone’s annotated books

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Gladstone’s Library began as that most English of things: a great man’s visionary idea. William Gladstone, at the age of…

Seaham Hall

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

I’m standing in milady’s boudoir, a room which would have delighted Liberace. Here, nothing is de trop and everything is…