Fiery genius

16 September 2009 12:00 am

In July 1967, a young artist named John Nankivell, living in Wantage, plucked up the courage to knock on John Betjeman’s front door, in the same town, to show the poet (whom he had never met) some of his architectural drawings.

Gut instincts

9 September 2009 12:00 am

Julie Powell wrote Julie and Julia, a book (and now a film) in which she described her attempts to cook a huge number of recipes by the cookery writer Julia Child.

House of memories

2 September 2009 12:00 am

Selina Hastings recalls her visit in 1989 to Lady Beauchamp, mistress of Madresfield

Puzzling out the past

7 April 2009 12:00 am

The Pattern in the Carpet, by Margaret Drabble

The world of big brother

1 April 2009 12:00 am

The Music Room, by William Fiennes

Beyond the wildest dreams

12 December 2008 12:00 am

Collections of Nothing, by William Davies King

Memoirs of the Great War

10 December 2008 12:00 am

Survivors of a Kind, by Brian Bond

Living the legend

3 December 2008 12:00 am

My Judy Garland Life, by Susie Boyt

The view from the middle lane

3 December 2008 12:00 am

The Hugo Young Papers: Thirty Years of British Politics — Off the Record, by Hugo Young, edited by Ion Trewin