Found In Translation

One of the greatest writers of short stories is finally getting his English-language dues

Beauty Of The Beast

Rembrandt Bugatti showed the very soul of his animal subjects

The Discreet Charm Of Burgundy

The wine region in the 18th century was a cornucopia of delights but still recognisable as the Burgundy of today

Conservative, Moi? Jamais De La Vie!

It’s the political label that dares not speak its name in France. And Nicolas Sarkozy’s latest rebranding exercise will change nothing

Reflections On Bourke’s Burke

A careful and learned account which will be required reading for future historians of Burke

Left Foot Forward

A plethora of new Left-leaning French magazines show that in France the intellectuals remain socialist

Clowns To The Left Of Me

Intellelectualism is something France is famous for — but in today's globalised world the French have come to doubt themselve

What Moves The Soul

It is no coincidence that Prud’hon’s beautiful models are closed off from the chaos around them

Overrated: Napoleon

As we mark the bicentenary of Waterloo, there is an alarming trend towards rehabilitating Napoleon

Paris Blues

The French capital's fortitude has given way to malaise

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"