Patrick Marnham 10 March 2010 12:00 am
‘I never knew peaceful times’, Irène Némirovsky once said, ‘I’ve always lived in anxiety and often in danger’.
Jonathan Sumption 10 March 2010 12:00 am
This is a long book, but its argument can be shortly stated.
Craig Raine 11 November 2009 12:00 am
Letters give us the life as lived — day-to-day, shapeless, haphazard, contingent, imperfect, authentic.