Survivor syndrome

10 February 2010 12:00 am

In late middle age, William Styron was struck by a disabling illness, when everything seemed colourless, futile and empty to him.

Chic lit

11 November 2009 12:00 am

First, I must declare an interest.

Fun and games

4 November 2009 12:00 am

Sport, say those who write about it, is only the toy department of daily journalism.

Mum, dad and the music

21 October 2009 12:00 am

Bob Geldof is quoted on the cover of Gary Kemp’s autobiography with untypical succinctness: ‘Great bloke, great band, great book’.

But then the snow turned to rain

14 October 2009 12:00 am

My daughter when small came home from school one night singing these extraordinary lines: ‘Fortune, my foe, why dost thou frown on me/ And will thy favours never lighter be?’

It’s not all good manners

24 June 2009 12:00 am

An Education, by Lynn Barber