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Across the Pond, by Terry Eagleton - a review

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The esteemed literary critic, serial academic and one-time Marxist firebrand Terry Eagleton is, at 70, still producing books at an…

The useful Colonel Houses

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was determined to get the measure of Britain’s wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, and of Britain’s chances…

Hunting for bogeymen

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Here is how you make a conspiracy theory: take a couple of facts, stir in a few assumptions, then add…

A multitude of voices

20 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Consider, too, the world’s fisheries.’ This line more or less sums up the tone of Destroying the Joint: Why Women…

Notes from a big country

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

The esteemed literary critic, serial academic and one-time Marxist firebrand Terry Eagleton is, at 70, still producing books at an…

Notes from a big country

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

The esteemed literary critic, serial academic and one-time Marxist firebrand Terry Eagleton is, at 70, still producing books at an…

A multitude of voices

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

‘Consider, too, the world’s fisheries.’ This line more or less sums up the tone of Destroying the Joint: Why Women…

Hunting for bogeymen

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

Here is how you make a conspiracy theory: take a couple of facts, stir in a few assumptions, then add…

The useful Colonel Houses

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was determined to get the measure of Britain’s wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, and of Britain’s chances…

Disraeli, by Douglas Hurd; The Great Rivalry, by Dick Leonard - review

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Sam Leith finds shades of Jeffrey Archer and Boris Johnson in the 19th-century prime minister

The Charleston Bulletin Supplements, by Virginia Woolf and Quentin Bell

13 July 2013 9:00 am

The Charleston Bulletin was a family newspaper produced between 1923 and 1927 by the teenaged Quentin Bell and his elder…

Building: Letters, 1960–1975, by Isaiah Berlin

13 July 2013 9:00 am

This is the third volume of Isaiah Berlin letters; one more to go. Discerning critics have showered the first two…

Rousseau and the Tiger

13 July 2013 9:00 am

This is the Tiger and this is Rousseau. This is the picture I painted to show That this is the…

Seaweeds, by Ole G. Mouritsen - review

13 July 2013 9:00 am

On 14 April each year, nori fishermen gather on a hillside overlooking Ariake Bay on Kyushu in southern Japan to…

The history girl

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Ronald Knox, found awake aged four by a nanny, was asked what he was thinking about, and he replied ‘the…

Pearl Witherington

She Landed by Moonlight, by Carole Seymour-Jones - review

13 July 2013 9:00 am

The subtitle of Carole Seymour-Jones’s quietly moving biography of the brilliant SOE agent Pearl Witherington is ‘the real Charlotte Gray’.…

how to get a life

13 July 2013 9:00 am

just to tell you there is nothing better almost nothing better than getting into bed in the middle of the…

The Unwinding, by George Packer - review

13 July 2013 9:00 am

The Unwinding is a rather classy addition to the thriving genre of American apocalypse porn. The basic thesis can be…

The Authors XI, by The Authors Cricket Club - review

13 July 2013 9:00 am

We were never going to get ‘come to the party’ or ‘a hundred and ten per cent’ from The Authors…

Books and Arts

13 July 2013 9:00 am

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A wicket way with words

11 July 2013 1:00 pm

We were never going to get ‘come to the party’ or ‘a hundred and ten per cent’ from The Authors…

A wicket way with words

11 July 2013 1:00 pm

We were never going to get ‘come to the party’ or ‘a hundred and ten per cent’ from The Authors…

Music & Monarchy, by David Starkey - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Music has always been integral to the image and power of monarchy. Our present Royal family should take note, says Jonathan Keate

Horace and Me, by Harry Eyres - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

After Zorba the Greek, here comes Horace the Roman. The peasant Zorba, you’ll remember from the film, releases uptight, genteel…

Laidlaw by William McIlvanney - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Laidlaw was first published in 1977, 36 years back from now, 38 on from The Big Sleep. Like Chandler’s classic…