D.J. Taylor

Sam Miller’s life with two fathers

11 March 2017 9:00 am

No disrespect to any of the present incumbents, but Karl Miller (1931–2014) was a literary editor in an age when…

The deceptive charm of the bourgeoisie

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Glimpsing the title of Lynsey Hanley’s absorbing new book as it fell out of the jiffy bag, I found myself…

Stella Gibbons’s ‘lost work’ should have remained in the drawer

16 January 2016 9:00 am

One of the great fascinations of a ‘lost’ work by a famous name dredged up out of the vault after…

The hooligan and the psychopath

16 August 2014 9:00 am

A Season with Verona (2002), Tim Parks’s account of a year on tour with the Italian football club Hellas Verona’s…

To 'Flufftail' from 'Pinkpaws': The Animals is only good for celebrity-spotting

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The correspondence between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy is good for celebrity-spotting but too cloyingly self-absorbed to be of wider interest, says D. J. Taylor

A Stone in the Shade, by Violet Powell - review

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Evelyn Waugh once recalled the anguish with which he greeted Edith Sitwell’s announcement that ‘Mr Waugh, you may call me…

Playing Possum

2 February 2013 9:00 am

The contending versions of T.S. Eliot on display in the latest bumper instalment of his collected letters are practically legion.…

Bleak expectations

29 September 2012 9:00 am

Shiva Naipaul died unexpectedly in the summer of 1985, six months after his 40th birthday. In his decade and a…

Death of a hero

1 September 2012 9:00 am

Sitting down to inspect the final volume of Pierre Coustillas’s monumental trilogy, I decided to start by counting the number…