Peter Parker 19 May 2012 10:00 am
Christopher Isherwood kept diaries almost all his life. The first extant one dates from 1917, when he was 12, and…
Peter Parker 10 December 2011 10:45 am
Jessica Douglas-Home’s aptly titled book is based on the diaries of her grandmother Lilah Wingfield, who attended the Delhi Durbar…
Peter Parker 23 July 2011 12:00 am
At the age of just 21, Samuel Palmer produced one of British art’s greatest self-portraits.
Peter Parker 16 July 2011 12:00 am
Peter Parker remembers his friend Francis King, a regular reviewer for The Spectator for 40 years, who died last week
Peter Parker 28 May 2011 12:00 am
Peter Parker is beguiled by a novel approach to the lives of Europe’s intellectual elite in flight from Nazi Germany
Peter Parker 2 April 2011 12:00 am
In 1988 Katherine Swift took a lease on the Dower House at Morville Hall, a National Trust property in Shropshire, and created a one-and-a-half acre garden in what had been a field.
Peter Parker 5 March 2011 12:00 am
Every schoolboy knows the story of six-year-old George Washington taking his ‘little hatchet’ to his mother’s prized cherry tree.
Daniel R. DePetris