Women behaving badly

Does Jane Austen teach us how to live? Emphatically no, writes Jill Kitson in this review first published in 2011

16 May 13 | Comments (4)

The adaptive eye

The boldest translations of book to film usually make for the best cinema, argues Brian McFarlane

02 May 13 | Comments (0)

Poison? Ivy? No: merely the least-read great novelist

There is no one quite like Ivy Compton-Burnett, writes Brian McFarlane

29 Aug 12 | Comments (0)


David Park’s new novel adds to the evidence that we are in the midst of a golden age of Northern Irish fiction, writes Matthew McGuire

07 Aug 12 | Comments (0)

Another universe

Richard Johnstone reviews Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure

03 Aug 12 | Comments (0)

Landscape with figures

Richard Johnstone reviews William Maxwell’s The Château

04 Jul 12 | Comments (0)

An outsider at war

Richard Johnstone reviews Frederic Manning’s extraordinary account of the foot soldiers of the first world war

04 Jun 12 | Comments (0)

From cold warrior to Tory radical

In John Le Carré’s five-decade writing career, Peter Love detects growing echoes of an older voice

10 May 12 | Comments (1)