Paris

Robert Harris’s diary: My accidental war with Tony Blair

14 June 2014 8:00 am

To Paris, for the launch of the French edition of my novel about the Dreyfus affair. As we land, I…

Edward VII, portrayed in the French press hurrying across the Channel to the delights of Paris

The Paris of Napoleon III was one big brothel – which is why the future Edward VII loved it

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Stephen Clarke lives in Paris and writes book with titles such as 1,000 Years of Annoying the French. Dirty Bertie…

Recent crime fiction

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Louise Welsh rarely repeats herself, a quality to celebrate in a crime novelist. Her latest novel, A Lovely Way to…

From Göring to Hemingway, via Coco Chanel – the dark glamour of the Paris Ritz at war

19 April 2014 9:00 am

In Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen did a good job of showing how foolish it is to be obsessed by…

Gay Paree: food, feuds and phalluses – I mean, fallacies

15 March 2014 9:00 am

In his preface to The Joy of Gay Sex (revised and expanded third edition), Edmund White praises the ‘kinkier’ aspects…

First novels: When romance develops from an old photograph

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The intensely lyrical Ghost Moth is set in Belfast in 1969, as the Troubles begin and when Katherine, housewife and…

Marble portrait of Augustus, c.40 BC

What Emperor Augustus left us

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Roderick Conway Morris on the influence and legacy of Augustus

Blonde, beautiful — and desperate to survive in Nazi France

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Around 200 Englishwomen lived through the German Occupation of Paris. Nicholas Shakespeare’s aunt Priscilla was one. Men in the street…

‘Guitare et verre’, 1917, by Georges Braque

Braque in full flight

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Towards the end of his life, Georges Braque described his vision in the following terms: ‘No object can be tied…

Dreaming in the Renaissance

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The exhibition The Renaissance and Dream at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris (until 26 January 2014) explores how artists…

Colette’s France, by Jane Gilmour - review

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Richard Davenport-Hines on the charmed, dizzy world of the multi-talented Colette

Jeff Koons's work is childish — just like us

28 September 2013 9:00 am

The contrast could not have been more acute. It came the day after a press release from Christie’s New York…