Wynn Wheldon

One that got away: a dog with his young owner after a night raid on Hendon, May 1941

Pets in the Blitz

13 May 2017 9:00 am

War Horse, by way of book and play and film, has brought the role of horses in war into the…

An apologia for adultery

21 January 2017 9:00 am

What to make of this unexpectedly startling novel? Though you may be lured into a false sense of familiarity by…

My mother, my self

24 September 2016 9:00 am

To tell this story of his search for a mother lost to mystery in early infancy, its author uses the…

Scarred by the past

11 June 2016 8:00 am

In Indonesia in 1965–6 half a million communists and supposed communist sympathisers were murdered by a range of civilian and…

Narrative drive

15 November 2012 2:00 pm

Michael Holroyd describes this tiny, charmingly pointless publication (On Wheels, Chatto, £9.99) not as a book but as an example…