Mark Twain

Madcap escapades: The All True Adventures (and Rare Education) of the Daredevil Daniel Bones, by Owen Booth, reviewed

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The narrative of an adolescent travelling by water with an older companion, undergoing trials and ordeals, encountering scoundrels and villains,…

The most dangerous thing about the Amazon fires is the apocalyptic rhetoric

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese expert on forests who also plays football, so when he shared a picture online of…

Mark Twain was right: it is our redeeming petty vices that make life worth living

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Here I go again. I have stopped smoking. Until recently I had been smoking about 40 cigarettes a day, but…

The smoking diary of Gregor Hens

12 December 2015 9:00 am

The link between smoking and self-expression is long-established. The only thing worse than not being able to smoke, says Will…

Things to do: read this book

1 November 2014 9:00 am

It would be perverse not to succumb to the temptation to write this review as a list. So, the first…

Bare and authentic or full and fake? The dilemma of preserving writers' houses

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Every year, tens of thousands of visitors flock to the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, in order to see…