Emily Rhodes

The freedom of the heat

24 July 2014 1:00 pm

Those of us who have been struggling to endure the recent heat should turn to L.P. Hartley’s classic coming-of-age novel The…

The freedom of the heat

24 July 2014 1:00 pm

Those of us who have been struggling to endure the recent heat should turn to L.P. Hartley’s classic coming-of-age novel The…

Great literary tea parties (oh, and ours)

21 June 2014 9:00 am

Every summer this magazine invites some of its (randomly selected) subscribers to tea in the garden. Every Englishman loves tea…

À la recherche du tea perdu

19 June 2014 1:00 pm

Every summer this magazine invites some of its (randomly selected) subscribers to tea in the garden. Every Englishman loves tea…

À la recherche du tea perdu

19 June 2014 1:00 pm

Every summer this magazine invites some of its (randomly selected) subscribers to tea in the garden. Every Englishman loves tea…

Reading: it’s not as solitary as you might think

Book clubs

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Everyone knows somebody who belongs to a book club. From informal gatherings of bookish friends in living rooms and cafés…

First novels: When romance develops from an old photograph

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The intensely lyrical Ghost Moth is set in Belfast in 1969, as the Troubles begin and when Katherine, housewife and…

By the book: The NSA is behaving like a villain in a 1950s novel

18 January 2014 9:00 am

The continuing drip-feed of stories about governments and friendly-seeming internet giants sifting through our data has left some citizens feeling…

By the book – The perils of snooping

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

The continuing drip-feed of stories about governments and friendly-seeming internet giants sifting through our data has left some citizens feeling…

By the book – The perils of snooping

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

The continuing drip-feed of stories about governments and friendly-seeming internet giants sifting through our data has left some citizens feeling…

Lose weight the Muriel Spark way

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Those of you dieting your way to a svelte physique amid the flesh-exposing terrors of summer should take courage from…

A far diet from Kensington

22 August 2013 1:00 pm

Those of you dieting your way to a svelte physique amid the flesh-exposing terrors of summer should take courage from…

A far diet from Kensington

22 August 2013 1:00 pm

Those of you dieting your way to a svelte physique amid the flesh-exposing terrors of summer should take courage from…

What a tortoise can teach us

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Five lessons from my new pet

Shire, by Ali Smith - review

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Pastoral elegy is not what you expect to find in a collection of short stories, but then Ali Smith is…

By the book: All passion rent

6 July 2013 9:00 am

According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, 81 per cent of British people want to own their homes within the…

By the book: All passion rent

4 July 2013 1:00 pm

According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, 81 per cent of British people want to own their homes within the…

By the book: All passion rent

4 July 2013 1:00 pm

According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, 81 per cent of British people want to own their homes within the…

A tale of HS2 cities

31 January 2013 2:00 pm

The route was unveiled this week for phase two of HS2 — and those who got hot under the collar…

A tale of HS2 cities

31 January 2013 2:00 pm

The route was unveiled this week for phase two of HS2 — and those who got hot under the collar…

Last orders

11 January 2013 3:30 am

Sad news from the Campaign for Real Ale, which says that more and more young people are drinking at home…

Last orders

11 January 2013 3:30 am

Sad news from the Campaign for Real Ale, which says that more and more young people are drinking at home…

The Wizard of Oz

29 November 2012 2:00 pm

The Conservatives’ next election campaign will be run by Lynton Crosby, an Australian whose success has earned him the title…

The Wizard of Oz

29 November 2012 2:00 pm

The Conservatives’ next election campaign will be run by Lynton Crosby, an Australian whose success has earned him the title…

The Tortoise and the Lib Dems

4 August 2012 4:00 pm

The Lib Dems have been thoroughly ineffectual in the coalition. So much so that some of us — including Hugo…