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Keir Starmer’s essay is a cliché-ridden disaster

23 September 2021 9:48 pm

Many years ago, a tabloid newspaper played an unkind prank on the author of a very long and much talked-about…

Victorian novels to enjoy in lockdown

16 May 2020 9:00 am

It’s the perfect opportunity to crack open those classics of 19th-century fiction you’ve always been meaning to read, and I…

Short stories to enjoy in lockdown

2 May 2020 9:00 am

In these circumstances there’s a temptation to reach for the longest novel imaginable. If you’re not going to read Proust…