Books reviews

Women on their mettle

2 June 2012 6:00 pm

Edwardian Park Lane was lined with grand houses. The occupants, conspicuous consumers and domestic servants, acted out layers of deception.…

Positively Kafkaesque

13 November 2010 12:00 am

This is a companion to a collection published earlier this year of Nadine Gordimer’s non-fiction, called Telling Times.

Vale of tares

6 November 2010 12:00 am

‘Feather footed through the plashy fen passes the questing vole.’ Nature writing used to be a subject for ridicule.