Anne Chisholm

Growing up in the wooded hills round Limpsfield, the girls climbed trees, built huts, made fires and skinned rabbits

The free-spirited sisters who galvanised the Bloomsbury Group

29 June 2019 9:00 am

It was high time we had a proper look at the four beautiful, original Olivier sisters. Hitherto, with one exception,…

Vita Sackville-West, c. 1940

More family history from Knole and Sissinghurst

16 April 2016 9:00 am

In deciding to write a book about her forebears and herself, Juliet Nicolson follows in their footsteps. Given that her…

Henrietta Bingham holds the whip hand with Stephen Tomlin at Ham Spray, home of Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington

Good stories of bad Bloomsbury behaviour

27 June 2015 9:00 am

In March 1923 a large birthday party was held in a studio in Bloomsbury. It is often assumed that the…

Germaine Greer's mad, passionate quest to heal Australia

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Like an old woman in a fairy story, Germaine Greer, now in her late seventies, has taken to lurking in…

Breakdowns, suicide attempts — and four great novels

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Among the clever young Australians who came over here in the 1960s to find themselves and make their mark, a…

Almost English, by Charlotte Mendelson - review

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Novels about growing up have two great themes: loss of innocence and the forging of identity. With this sparky, sharp-eyed…