Articles By Laura Freeman
 
October 2017
"Everyone has their Widmerpool . . . Who is your Widmerpool? — awesomely, whose Widmerpool are you?"
 
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July/August 2017
Would a 100-yen good luck token buy me Zen at the wheel?
 
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July/August 2017
Stephen Glover's Fleet Street novel Splash! is a burlesque treat
 
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May 2017
Novels by Francesca Segal and Anna Stothard take on the plight of the modern Millenial
 
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April 2017
The life of the poet and artist David Jones
 
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October 2016
The flâneuse — the female counterpart to the flâneur — and her adventures in cities past and present
 
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September 2016
New biographies of A.E. Housman and Evelyn Waugh expose their rural facades
 
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May 2016
J.L. Carr’s masterpiece A Month in the Country only runs to 85 pages. If only more writers realised that length isn’t everything
 
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April 2016
Skewering social stereotypes through interior decor
 
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March 2016
The Prose Factory is a spirited dash through British literary history — and the many ways writers have struggled to pay their bills
 
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January/February 2016
An exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery sheds light on the work of the Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup
 
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December 2015
"That is the lot of a girl in a Boy’s Own book: to cook the dinner and be less exciting than a tiger"
 
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October 2015
The artists and writers who pursued the muse in fin-de-siècle London and Paris
 
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September 2015
The art of regeneration
 
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July/August 2015
Ignore the advice of the freesheets handed out on the Tube. Why visit the hot spots in a city full of cool panoramic sanctuaries?   
 
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June 2015
Three decades of erudite correspondence between two of the greatest art historians of the 20th century
 
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May 2015
The long-overdue Ravilious revival
 
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April 2015
We may be right to be wary of the internet, but research and scholarship have benefited enormously from mass digitisation
 
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March 2015
Erich Kästner's books for children shows that that difficult ideas don't have to be kept from young readers
 
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January/February 2015
In the last year there has been a great Nairn revival - I would have loved to buy him a pint and hear him speak unpretentiously about his love of architecture
 
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December 2014
Under the capital, huge mechanical drills are digging rail tunnels that recapture the spirit of the most ambitious Victorian engineers
 
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September 2014
Abram Games's eye for clean graphic images transformed the world of posters and his art lives on in the London Underground today
 
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July/August 2014
The publisher wanted to offer impecunious readers a university in their own home. With the imprint's relaunch, that ambition lives on
 
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June 2014
Laura Freeman enjoys the fruit of Lisa Sainsbury's passion for art
 
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May 2014
The work of Eric Ravilious
 
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March 2014
Ernő Goldfinger’s landmark tower didn’t give working-class families the homes they deserved. High-rise has been a disaster
 
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January/February 2014
 
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December 2013
The city’s great chronicler hit the streets to cure his insomnia. His writing cast a spell on me and now I go for nocturnal walks of my own
 
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November 2013
Characterisation and a sense of place have been sacrificed for a magical realist atmosphere in Peter Ackroyd’s latest novel, Three Brothers
 
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September 2013
Finally, Birmingham has the library it deserves, and its predecessor will be thankfully turned to rubble
 
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July/August 2013
David Jones’s service at the front inspired an epic poem about World War I, “In Parenthesis”. Long neglected, it is ripe for rediscovery
 
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May 2013
We may mock the Young Conservatives of the Fifties but they were unswervingly loyal and a formidable electoral force
 
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