Biography

Lost and found

20 May 2009 12:00 am

Making An Elephant: Writing from Within, by Graham Swift

Moving swiftly on

20 May 2009 12:00 am

Chaplin’s Girl, by Miranda Seymour
Love Child, by Allegra Huston

Raymond Carr at 90

13 May 2009 12:00 am

Dons don’t usually appear to much advantage in fiction.

More than politics

13 May 2009 12:00 am

A Fortunate Life, by Paddy Ashdown

Behind the wit

13 May 2009 12:00 am

Home to Roost and Other Peckings by Deborah Devonshire, edited by Charlotte Mosley

Exit the hero

6 May 2009 12:00 am

The Movement Reconsidered: Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie and their Contemporaries, edited by Zachary Leader

Living the pagan idyll

29 April 2009 12:00 am

Frances Partridge, by Anne Chisholm

Dilly-dallying romance

22 April 2009 12:00 am

Constable in Love, by Martin Gayford

Tales out of school

15 April 2009 12:00 am

The Old Boys’ Network, by John Rae

A delicate talent

15 April 2009 12:00 am

The Other Elizabeth Taylor, by Nicola Beauman

In a class of his own

7 April 2009 12:00 am

Maurice Bowra: A Life, by Leslie Mitchell

A thoroughly good egg

7 April 2009 12:00 am

Stanley I Presume, by Stanley Johnson

Lincoln’s legacy

7 April 2009 12:00 am

Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Puzzling out the past

7 April 2009 12:00 am

The Pattern in the Carpet, by Margaret Drabble

Opposites attracted

1 April 2009 12:00 am

Before We Met, by Marcelle and Anthony Quinton

The world of big brother

1 April 2009 12:00 am

The Music Room, by William Fiennes

Now universally acknowledged

1 April 2009 12:00 am

Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, by Claire Harman

Old gipsy-man

25 March 2009 12:00 am

Dreaming of Babylon: The Life and Times of Ralph Hodgson, by John Harding

The mother’s tale

18 March 2009 12:00 am

The Lost Child, by Julie Myerson

Barking up the wrong tree?

18 March 2009 12:00 am

The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning, by James Lovelock He Knew He Was Right: The Irrepressible Life of James Lovelock and Gaia, by John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin

Member of the In and Out

11 March 2009 12:00 am

A View from the Foothills, by Chris Mullin

Wit and wisdom

11 March 2009 12:00 am

The Last Political Law Lord: Lord Sumner, 1859-1934, by Anthony Lentin

Heroes and villains

4 March 2009 12:00 am

The Spice of Life, by John Jolliffe

From palace to cowshed

25 February 2009 12:00 am

Madame de la Tour du Pin’s Journal d’une Femme de Cinquante Ans, with its vivid descriptions of her experiences during…

More gossip with less art?

25 February 2009 12:00 am

The Letters of Samuel Beckett, 1929-40, Volume I, edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck