Jonathan Mirsky

Palmyra was one of the ancient world’s great entrepots, trading in myrrh, incense, ivory, pearls and silk

The ruin of a ruin

27 May 2017 9:00 am

In the welter of Syrian bloodshed, why should we remember the death of a single man? Because he was the…

Whisper who dares

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Stand aside, Homer. I doubt whether even the author of the Iliad could have matched Alexis Peri’s account of the…

A girl in a million

10 December 2016 9:00 am

All readers know that good novels draw us into other worlds. I cannot think of another, however, which so alarmed…

Untold tales of Tibet

1 October 2016 9:00 am

On the night of 17 March 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama, aged 23, slipped out of the Norbulinka, his summer…