Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

The worst episode in Hugh Trevor-Roper’s career made him a better man

The woman I knew for 40 years was persistent but never provocative. She will be ranked among the very greatest figures in English history

Robert A. Ventresca’s attempt to dispassionately assess the divisive Pope Pius XVII’s pontificate is well-meaning but a penance to read

Mirabel and Hugh Cecil’s In Search of Rex Whistler is a fine tribute to a major artist cut down in his prime

Evelyn Waugh said that WWII would serve writers well, replenishing their stocks of experience. But several works borne out of the war were masterpieces of literature

Book review of Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table by Cita Stelzer

Review of Treason of the Heart: From Thomas Paine to Kim Philby by David Pryce-Jones

Book Review: The Golden Age: The Spanish Empire of Charles V by Hugh Thomas

Book Review: The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton selected by Bevis Hillier