Ghosts

Sarah Perry’s Melmoth is a great read, but not a great novel

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘What might commend so drab a creature to your sight, when overhead the low clouds split and the upturned bowl…

Letters: No, the Church of England is not planning an evangelical takeover

6 January 2018 9:00 am

A church for all people Sir: I enjoyed reading Ysenda Maxtone Graham’s account of debates in the Church of England…

Sarah Vine, Prue Leith and Jilly Cooper on their most convincing ghost story

16 December 2017 9:00 am

  Anthony Horowitz  Novelist   I have never really believed in ghosts, but I actually had a personal experience which…

Jesmyn Ward sees dead people

9 December 2017 9:00 am

The events of this book take place where the world of the living and the world of the dead rub…

Julie Myerson captures the sorrow that surpasses all understanding

5 March 2016 9:00 am

As its title suggests, Julie Myerson’s tenth novel is about stoppage: the kind that happens when one suffers a loss…

Quentin Letts’s Diary: An apology to the BBC journos who, thanks to me, are being sent away for re-education

5 December 2015 9:00 am

First, an apology. Thanks to me, all journalists at BBC Radio’s ethics and religion division are being sent for indoctrination…

David Mitchell is in a genre of his own

24 October 2015 9:00 am

David Mitchell’s new book, Slade House, is not quite a novel and not really a collection of short stories. It…

Ghosts of the past haunt Pat Barker’s bomb-strewn London

29 August 2015 9:00 am

If the early Martin Amis is instantly recognisable by way of its idiosyncratic slang (‘rug-rethink’, ‘going tonto’ etc) then the…