Civilisation

In Tearing Haste: Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor by Charlotte Mosely

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’

The London Bombers was a major drama-documentary about 7/7 of which the BBC should have been proud

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?