Sofka Zinovieff

Yoko Ono in the Dakota building, on the first anniversary of John Lennon’s murder. Credit: Getty Images

Partying with John and Yoko: The Dakota Winters, by Tom Barbash, reviewed

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Tom Barbash’s dark and humorous second novel takes a risk by combining invented and real characters. I feared nagging doubts…

The Marchesa Casati as an Indian dancer by Leon Bakst (1912)

Sisters in scandal

17 June 2017 9:00 am

In our age of elasticated leisurewear, ready meals and box sets on telly, it is exhilarating to read about people…

No happy endings

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Between agreeing to review this book and receiving it, I got worried. Like many, I adore Doctor Zhivago with its…