Interviews

Interviews

  • 13 September 2014

    ESTHER FREUD and I should be sitting amid guttering candles in a room thick with shadows despite a log fire and velvet curtains drawn against midnight fog.

  • 13 September 2014

    When Agatha Christie's moustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot bade a final farewell to his legions of aficionados almost four decades ago, such was the shocking nature of his demise that he became the first fictional character to receive an obituary on the front page of the New York Times.

  • 8 September 2014

    It should come as no surprise that one of key characters in David Mitchell's dazzling new novel, The Bone Clocks, also featured in his last book, The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet.

Comment & Debate

Comment & Debate

  • 13 September 2014

    I doubt there are many keen readers who have not, in an idle moment, wondered if they should throw in everything and open a bookshop, preferably in a rural town, far from pollution and noise.

  • 11 September 2014

    Ten books about...

  • 7 September 2014

    ON August 27, 1914 - 100 years ago - the British Library in London received two recently published children's books to be lodged, as the law required, in its massive print collection.

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Reviews

Reviews

  • 14 September 2014

    The Marquess Of Queensberry by Linda Stratmann (Yale UP, £10.99)

  • 14 September 2014

    'Now, personally I wouldn't mind going to an Eighties disco, all Smiths records and Coal Not Dole badges, Go-Betweens B-sides and Red Wedge banners ...

  • 14 September 2014

    In 1964, Kitty Genovese was murdered just up the street from her apartment in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York.

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