Laura Freeman

Laura Freeman

New biographies of A.E. Housman and Evelyn Waugh expose their rural facades

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

Skewering social stereotypes through interior decor

The Prose Factory is a spirited dash through British literary history — and the many ways writers have struggled to pay their bills

An exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery sheds light on the work of the Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup

“That is the lot of a girl in a Boy’s Own book: to cook the dinner and be less exciting than a tiger”

The artists and writers who pursued the muse in fin-de-siècle London and Paris

Ignore the advice of the freesheets handed out on the Tube. Why visit the hot spots in a city full of cool panoramic sanctuaries?   

Three decades of erudite correspondence between two of the greatest art historians of the 20th century