Emily Rhodes

Be like Jimmy Stewart: rediscover a classic

Holiday reading

14 July 2016 1:00 pm

Holidays are a welcome chance to lose ourselves between the covers of a book, especially for those of us who…

Books aren’t medicine. They’re more powerful than that

30 April 2016 9:00 am

If we claim books can heal, we must accept they can also harm

Hot Milk’s heroine has snaky curls and a basilisk stare

26 March 2016 9:00 am

With ‘both arms stretched out like a starfish, her long hair floating like seaweed at the sides of her body’,…

A bookseller’s guide to book thieves

5 March 2016 9:00 am

At my shop, it seems to be everyone from students to organised professional gangs

Meet the librarians – and book borrowers – of the Calais Jungle

19 September 2015 8:00 am

In the middle of the Calais migrant camp, there is a book-filled haven of peace

Jonathan Galassi’s fictional poet made me doubt my knowledge of American literature

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Jonathan Galassi is an American publisher, poet and translator. In his debut novel Muse, his passion for the ‘good old…

The dark side of Delhi

13 June 2015 9:00 am

When Sara discovers that her husband died in India, rather than being killed in Afghanistan as she was told, she…

Melissa Kite comes out fighting. Again

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Madison Flight is a divorce lawyer, nicknamed ‘the Chair-Scraper’ for the number of times she leaps to her feet arguing…

The unexpected joys of working while pregnant

8 November 2014 9:00 am

‘You are like my cat.’ So I was told when eight-and-a-half months pregnant, just before going on maternity leave from…

The bookshop and the bump

6 November 2014 3:00 pm

‘You are like my cat.’ So I was told when eight-and-a-half months pregnant, just before going on maternity leave from…

The bookshop and the bump

6 November 2014 3:00 pm

‘You are like my cat.’ So I was told when eight-and-a-half months pregnant, just before going on maternity leave from…

L.P. Hartley’s guide to coping with a heatwave

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Those of us who have been struggling to endure the recent heat should turn to L.P. Hartley’s classic coming-of-age novel The…

The freedom of the heat

24 July 2014 1:00 pm

Those of us who have been struggling to endure the recent heat should turn to L.P. Hartley’s classic coming-of-age novel The…

The freedom of the heat

24 July 2014 1:00 pm

Those of us who have been struggling to endure the recent heat should turn to L.P. Hartley’s classic coming-of-age novel The…

Great literary tea parties (oh, and ours)

21 June 2014 9:00 am

Every summer this magazine invites some of its (randomly selected) subscribers to tea in the garden. Every Englishman loves tea…

À la recherche du tea perdu

19 June 2014 1:00 pm

Every summer this magazine invites some of its (randomly selected) subscribers to tea in the garden. Every Englishman loves tea…

À la recherche du tea perdu

19 June 2014 1:00 pm

Every summer this magazine invites some of its (randomly selected) subscribers to tea in the garden. Every Englishman loves tea…

Reading: it’s not as solitary as you might think

Book clubs

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Everyone knows somebody who belongs to a book club. From informal gatherings of bookish friends in living rooms and cafés…

First novels: When romance develops from an old photograph

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The intensely lyrical Ghost Moth is set in Belfast in 1969, as the Troubles begin and when Katherine, housewife and…

By the book: The NSA is behaving like a villain in a 1950s novel

18 January 2014 9:00 am

The continuing drip-feed of stories about governments and friendly-seeming internet giants sifting through our data has left some citizens feeling…

By the book – The perils of snooping

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

The continuing drip-feed of stories about governments and friendly-seeming internet giants sifting through our data has left some citizens feeling…

By the book – The perils of snooping

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

The continuing drip-feed of stories about governments and friendly-seeming internet giants sifting through our data has left some citizens feeling…

Lose weight the Muriel Spark way

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Those of you dieting your way to a svelte physique amid the flesh-exposing terrors of summer should take courage from…

A far diet from Kensington

22 August 2013 1:00 pm

Those of you dieting your way to a svelte physique amid the flesh-exposing terrors of summer should take courage from…

A far diet from Kensington

22 August 2013 1:00 pm

Those of you dieting your way to a svelte physique amid the flesh-exposing terrors of summer should take courage from…