Children’s book

Saladin: hero or infidel?

3 December 2011 9:45 am

Sam Leith enjoys an alternative view of the Crusades, from the Muslim perspective

A man after his time

30 June 2010 12:00 am

Denys Watkins-Pitchford (1905-1990) illustrated dozens of books under his double-barrel and wrote at least 60 of his own under the two initials ‘BB’.

Recent books for children

9 December 2009 12:00 am

One thing which struck me immediately on surveying the books on offer for children this Christmas is the large number which are really toys, with only a minor bookish element.

Surprising literary ventures

9 September 2009 12:00 am

Miranda the Panda is on the Veranda (1958) by Doris Sanders and Patricia Highsmith

Surprising literary ventures

12 December 2008 12:00 am

James Patterson likes rape, torture, mutilation and death.

Children’s books for Christmas

10 December 2008 12:00 am

Juliet Townsend reviews a selection of Christmas books

Surprising literary ventures

3 December 2008 12:00 am

Willy and the Killer Kipper (1981) by Jeffrey Archer