Emily Rhodes

The dark side of creativity

29 July 2017 9:00 am

In Eureka, Anthony Quinn gives us all the enjoyable froth we could hope for in a novel about making a…

Dark secrets of village life

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Jon McGregor’s first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, a surprise inclusion on the 2002 Booker longlist that went…

Intimations of immortality

5 November 2016 9:00 am

A preoccupation with death is felt from the start of Margaret Drabble’s new novel, which opens with Francesca Stubbs, in…

Words on the street

15 October 2016 9:00 am

A white van pulls up outside St Giles in the Fields, an imposing 18th century church in central London, around…

London’s lost rivers

17 September 2016 9:00 am

I found my first of London’s many lost rivers when I walked across Holborn Viaduct, looked down at the sweep…

Farringdon Road at the Holborn Viaduct, 1900

London’s lost rivers

15 September 2016 1:00 pm

I found my first of London’s many lost rivers when I walked across Holborn Viaduct, looked down at the sweep…

The power of music and storytelling

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

Madeleine Thien’s third novel, recently long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, begins in Vancouver with Marie, who, like the author,…

Holiday reading

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Holidays are a welcome chance to lose ourselves between the covers of a book, especially for those of us who…

Be like Jimmy Stewart: rediscover a classic

Holiday reading

14 July 2016 1:00 pm

Holidays are a welcome chance to lose ourselves between the covers of a book, especially for those of us who…

The bookshop and the bump

6 November 2014 3:00 pm

‘You are like my cat.’ So I was told when eight-and-a-half months pregnant, just before going on maternity leave from…

The bookshop and the bump

6 November 2014 3:00 pm

‘You are like my cat.’ So I was told when eight-and-a-half months pregnant, just before going on maternity leave from…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…