I’m still here

Sorry about the extended absence. I have been working on a documentary to be broadcast on Radio 4 next month. I plan to give readers of this blog sneak preview next week.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens