Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown

By making fun of pure evil, Armando Iannucci’s film has polarised opinion in Britain. But it deserves to be seen­ — especially in Russia

It is a fact that a high proportion of unreliable narrators of novels are intelligent, arrogant, badly-behaved, young males.

The Durrells’ Anglo-Greek love affair — and Catherine Brown’s

John Stubbs’s biography defends Jonathan Swift from charges of irreverence and misanthropy, and evokes the roughness of his times

L.S. Hilton’s Maestra is a spectacular act of revenge on the English upper class and on men

“English writers have fallen out of love with marriage, and I shared their scepticism — until now.”

On the set of the BBC’s recent adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel, I realised that his most controversial book is as important as ever

The book is beautifully done, but it is long and feels uneven

Leo Tolstoy’s study of adultery is widely thought of as a romantic work. But don’t send it to your lover