Incest

Excess and incest were meat and drink to the Byrons

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Excess, incest and marital misery were in the blood. Frances Wilson uncovers several generations of infamous Byrons

Nero and Agrippina by Antonio Rizzi

Rid of their enemies, the Caesars set about murdering family and friends

12 September 2015 9:00 am

According to Francis Bacon, the House of York was ‘a race often dipped in its own blood’. That being so,…

Is any kind of sex still taboo in literature?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Is there any kind of love that novelists still can’t touch?