Sophia Waugh

English Cooking: Discover the true value of pie

28 November 2015 9:00 am

We all know what we think of as the great English Christmas lunch/dinner — turkey (originally from America) or goose (a…

Stories about storytelling: Kirsty Gunn’s preoccupation with words is utterly entrancing

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Although entitled Infidelities this collection of short stories could as well be called Choices, because that is what really preoccupies…

God, aliens and a novel with a mission

22 November 2014 9:00 am

They say never work with children and animals. They could just as well say don’t write about aliens and God.…

An utterly charming, totally bonkers short novel

4 January 2014 9:00 am

This utterly charming, totally bonkers short novel is something from another age. There are elements of A Handful of Dust…

Young people aren't driven by fun, but by fear

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Family legend has it that when I arrived in Durham, a fresh-faced ingénue from deepest Somerset, I called home. ‘This…