In Tearing Haste: Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor by Charlotte Mosely
The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War by Alexander Waugh
Writers are hidden beings, says the winner of the 2008 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award
‘Gray knew what it meant to speak in prose, in an era when it is not the love of money but contempt for honest language that is the root of all evil’
Sexbots, WALL-E and the desert of the real
The Wire may be the best television ever made, but is it truly Dickensian?
The London Bombers was a major drama-documentary about 7/7 of which the BBC should have been proud
Intimacy, authenticity and domescity combine to make for a great performance
Slick and professional popular productions have many merits, but the gap between Les Mis and opera is very wide
This summer, we’ve seen the release of two more leftwing documentaries. Isn’t it about time the other side said its piece?