John Buchan

One of the Maunsell Forts at Red Sands near Whitstable: built during world war two as an anti-aircraft gun tower, it became the home of pirate radio in the 1960s

Estuarial towns are an architectural utopia, says Jonathan Meades

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Estuarial towns are an architectural utopia — and the source of some sublimely weird sights, says Jonathan Meades

You know something’s up when MI6 moves its head office to Croydon

21 June 2014 9:00 am

Alan Judd’s spy novels occupy a class of their own in the murky world of espionage fiction, partly because they…

The Scot who became more Canadian than the Canadians

15 February 2014 9:00 am

When John Buchan was appointed Governor General of Canada in 1935, the country was deep in depression, the western provinces…

James Bond, author

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Matthew Woodcock reminds us that 007 was a man of letters too