Christopher Shrimpton

Boy wonder: The Young Pretender, by Michael Arditti, reviewed

30 April 2022 9:00 am

During his brief stage career Master Betty, or the Young Roscius, was no stranger to superlatives: genius, unparalleled, superior, Albion’s…

A topsy-turvy world: Peaces, by Helen Oyeyemi, reviewed

15 January 2022 9:00 am

At a village train station in deepest Kent two men and their pet mongoose are setting off on their honeymoon.…

A campus novel with a difference: The Netanyahus, by Joshua Cohen, reviewed

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Dr Benzion Netanyahu’s reputation precedes him. ‘A true genius, who also happens to be a major statesman and political hero,’…