Shock tactics: the flamboyant life of a Hanoverian maid of honour

17 April 2021 9:00 am

At the masquerade celebrating the end of the War of Austrian Succession no one could take their eyes off the…

Sadness and scandal: Hinton, by Mark Blacklock, reviewed

2 May 2020 9:00 am

In 1886 the British mathematician and schoolmaster Charles Howard Hinton presented himself to the police at Bow Street, London to…

The devastating effects of bigamy: Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones, reviewed

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Conservative estimates place the number of those in America with more than one spouse as up to 100,000, but the…