Emily Bearn

A literary scoop: the passionate correspondence between R.L. Stevenson and J.M. Barrie

7 November 2020 9:00 am

This book has appeared with no fuss or fanfare and yet by any account it is something of a scoop.…

Alexandra Shulman’s unlikely career in fashion journalism should have made a Hollywood movie

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

Alexandra Shulman says that she had ‘no desire to write an autobiography’ — so instead she has written about her…

Roger Hargreaves reading to his twin daughters. Credit: Getty Images

The Orwellian horror of the Mr Men books

3 August 2019 9:00 am

It is bad enough when we learn that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. But later in life there comes another trauma,…