Angelica Goodden

Napoleon’s Bête Noire

Mme de Staël's works are once again being read, but she deserves to be remembered as a realist as well as a fabulist

Sketches By Bozzy

The youthful indiscretions of Johnson's biographer

Revolutionary Roundabout

Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914 by Robert Gildea

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"