Oscar Wilde

The artists and writers who pursued the muse in fin-de-siècle London and Paris

‘Glyndebourne – which can feel like travelling a very long way just for a picnic – is often filled for the second act by people taking themost expensive nap it is possible to take’

A trip through Ireland in the sixties showed a country full of contradictions – which still blight the landscape today

I discovered Max Beerbohm as an undergraduate. Rereading his work today has been just as enjoyable

Linda Stratmann’s attempt to exculpate the Marquess of Queensberry of his myriad sins is a misguided stab at rescuing a the reputation of a truly wretched man

Dorian Gray may be easy on the eye but it fails to create a frisson