Nicolas Barker

Figures in a landscape

7 April 2012 11:00 am

As you cross the Trent, you are very much aware that you have moved from the south to the north…

Firing the youthful imagination

16 April 2008 12:00 am

Nicolas Barker on Owen Dudley Edwards' overview of WW2 children's fiction

A mixed bag of memories

30 November 2006 9:20 am

In 1958, half way through the century here recorded, the late and much lamented National Book League put on the…

Birds in the hand

4 June 2005 12:00 am

Penguin By Designby Phil BainesPenguin/Allen Lane, £16.99, pp. 255, ISBN 0713998393 Publishers do not make popular heroes. Who has heard…

Royal taste in reading

26 March 2005 12:00 am

Henry VIII is the first English monarch whose features everyone knows. The sharp little eyes in the massive head, the…