Nan Shepherd’s reissued paean to Scotland’s Cairngorm mountains is a masterpiece
Amy Liptrot’s brave and raw memoir of recovery from alcoholism. To mark the new year, with new resolution…
Far more than F.N. Souza’s younger brother, Lancelot Ribeiro was an extraordinary painter in his own right. A view of the artist’s life and works to coincide with a year-long programme and exhibition of his works, October 2016.
Gifts at this time of year are traditionally fun and rather sparkly. So, this Christmas, here is my gift to […]
Finding Lorca in Leonard: Cohen’s invincible defeat.
My last column was about Being a Beast, Charles Foster’s brilliantly eccentric account of his attempts at transmogrification into a […]
Scandanavian Pain in a time of Brexit – a Postcard from London
My bookshelf is taking on a rather wild and shaggy aspect these days, not unrelated to the fact that I’ll […]
The play. The book. The twisty time-turning plot. The re-turn of Harry Potter, 2016
Swimming Upriver: Sometimes, a book will fall into your lap bearing a prescient message that helps you find yourself. It might be the Bible; it might be Who Moved My Cheese?