Caroline Moore

Too much of everything

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Arundhati Roy has published only one previous novel, but that one, The God of Small Things, won the Booker Prize.…

The magnificent Clifden Nonpareil — or Blue Underwing — faced extinction as a breeding species in Britain. There are now at least four colonies thriving in Sussex

Speckled Footman and Maiden’s Blush

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Last year, I attempted to pass through security in an American airport carrying a small black box, containing eight batteries…

A study in alienation

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Looking for the Outsider is the biography of a novel, from conception through publication to critical reception. Alice Kaplan’s life-story…

The great Dadaist novel

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Anicet is, as its cover proclaims, a Dadaist novel, reissued on the centenary of its composition. Louis Aragon would doubtless…