Jonathan Sumption 7 May 2011 12:00 am
Jonathan Sumption finds that the philosophes of the French Enlightenment shared little with one another and even less with the revolutionaries who followed them
Charlotte Hobson 23 October 2010 12:00 am
The misleadingly titled Life of an Unknown Man is in fact the story of two men, and the dualities that their characters embody — fame and anonymity, unhappiness and happiness, West and East.
Anita Brookner 7 April 2010 12:00 am
Where to begin? Graham Robb, like all dedicated Francophiles, begins early, when his enlightened parents made him a present of a trip to Paris and sent him off with a map and a voucher for a free gift at the Galeries Lafayette.
Adam Zamoyski 25 March 2009 12:00 am
Americans in Paris, by Charles Glass
Harriet Waugh 11 March 2009 12:00 am
The Chalk Circle Man, by Fred Vargas, translated