Kipling

A brief history of harlots

17 July 2021 9:00 am

I write this as a follow-up to last week’s essay on muzzling after making whoopee. I’m on my way to…

Brilliant essayists, dark and fair

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Read cover to cover, a book of essays gives you the person behind it: their voice, the trend of their…

‘Doorways to the unknown’: Clive James’s Latest Readings

22 August 2015 9:00 am

In the preface to his great collection of essays The Dyer’s Hand, W.H. Auden claimed: ‘I prefer a critic’s notebooks…

The warrior arched his body, readying to sling his spear at my chest

28 March 2015 9:00 am

 Laikipia With a shriek, the warrior arched his body, readying to sling his spear at my chest. The tear-dropped javelin…

Juliet Townsend (1941-2014)

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Mark Amory remembers a close friend and trusted reviewer