Betrayal

Deborah Levy

A hazardous crossing: The Man Who Saw Everything, by Deborah Levy, reviewed

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Serious readers and serious writers have a contract with each other,’ Deborah Levy once wrote. ‘We live through the same…

If I reread the entire Smiley sequence, will I understand it this time?

9 September 2017 9:00 am

If you had to choose one book that both typified spy fiction and celebrated what the genre was capable of…

Modern terrorism and ancient Greek tragedy: Isis meets Antigone

2 September 2017 9:00 am

If someone was to lob the name Antigone about, many of us would smile and nod while trying to remember…

William Joyce — better known as Lord Haw-Haw: an ideological enthusiast for fascism

Four enemies within: Britain’s fascist traitors

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Most books about British traitors feature those who spied for Russia before and during the Cold War, making it easy…

The Battle of Diu, India (1509), in which Lopes took part as a member of Francisco de Almeida’s victorious fleet

The greatest survival story of all time

24 June 2017 9:00 am

This is the story of a 16th-century Portuguese knight and mariner who survived alone on a lump of volcanic rock…

The betrayer’s betrayed in Hanif Kureishi’s latest novel

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Perhaps the least necessary piece of advice ever given to a Hanif Kureishi protagonist comes in 2014’s The Last Word.…

S-Town may be slick and professional, but it’s not nearly as compelling – or truthful – as Serial

22 April 2017 9:00 am

How about this for an inspiring response to what could have been a personal tragedy. Chi-chi Nwanoku was in the…

First Love: a hilarious send-up of chick lit

11 February 2017 9:00 am

If ever there was a book for our uncaring, unsharing times, it is Gwendoline Riley’s First Love, in which Neve,…

Why George Bernard Shaw was an overrated babbler

7 March 2015 9:00 am

When I was a kid, I was taught by a kindly old Jesuit whose youth had been beguiled by George…