Britain

Always a murky business

24 February 2010 12:00 am

Lance Price is better placed than most to write about ‘spin’ in politics, having worked as a BBC political reporter and as Alastair Campbell’s deputy in Downing Street.

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Elder, but no better

20 January 2010 12:00 am

William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham was hailed by Victorian schoolboys as the man who made England great.

The face of a muffin

30 December 2009 12:00 am

What was it about post-war British cinema? Our films were lit up by a collection of wonderfully idiosyncratic performers.

The myth survived

25 November 2009 12:00 am

You may find this book irritating. A complex exposition of 2,000 years of history, it is intended for the general reader, whoever he is (a general reader would surely not attempt it), so its source material is not identified but tidied away into long footnotes, presumably on the principle of pas devant la bonne.

Facetious or scandalous?

11 November 2009 12:00 am

Very funny guy, John O’Farrell.

Beyond the call of duty

24 June 2009 12:00 am

Men of War: Courage under Fire in the 19th-century Navy, by David Crane

Exit the hero

6 May 2009 12:00 am

The Movement Reconsidered: Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie and their Contemporaries, edited by Zachary Leader

Back to the future?

29 April 2009 12:00 am

When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies, by Andy Beckett

One-man triumph

28 January 2009 12:00 am

The Companion to British History (Third Edition), by Charles Arnold Baker

Chalk and cheese

26 November 2008 12:00 am

The British in France: Visitors and Residents since the Revolution, by Peter Thorold