The Wind in the Willows

Rat and Mole pay a visit to Toad Hall in Kenneth Grahame’s classic

Kenneth Grahame: another boy who wouldn’t grow up

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The title of Matthew Dennison’s new biography of the man who wrote The Wind in the Willows appears to nod…

How true are true-crime documentaries?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Channel 4’s Catching a Killer offered the rare TV spectacle these days of a middle-aged white male copper leading a…

The importance of illustration: Babar et le Professeur Grifaton by Laurent de Brunhoff

Under Harry Potter’s spell: most children’s books have become shamelessly derivative, says Melanie McDonagh

11 April 2015 9:00 am

Go to any bookshop — always supposing you’re fortunate enough to have any left in your neck of the woods…