Childhood

Dyslexia is meaningless. But don't worry – so is ADHD

15 March 2014 9:00 am

There is a beautiful symmetry to all things, I think, and probably related somehow to the concept of karma. Only…

A secret from my African childhood has become a deeper mystery

22 February 2014 9:00 am

About 55 years ago, when I was about ten, my younger brother Roger and I discovered a slave pit in…

Finally, a celebrity memoir worth reading

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Unlike many celebrity memoirs, Anjelica Huston’s is worth reading. In her Prologue she writes that as a child she modeled…

What Michael Gove should know about going to school in Singapore

18 May 2013 9:00 am

I hated the rote-learning and savage competition at my schools. But I benefited from them, too

Long life: Polite silence on my old prep school’s possible paedophile

16 March 2013 9:00 am

It is usually a mistake to return to places one has known as a child. I have only once been…

Bookends: Prep-school passions

19 May 2012 10:00 am

In his introductory eulogy, Peter Parker calls In the Making: The Story of a Childhood  (Penguin, £8.99) G. F. Green’s…