Revenge

Life’s a bitch: Animal, by Lisa Taddeo, reviewed

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Lisa Taddeo’s debut Three Women was touted as groundbreaking. In reality it was a limp, occasionally overwritten account of the…

I’m the latest victim of George Osborne’s austerity

1 December 2018 9:00 am

I got the sack the other day from the London Evening Standard, where I’ve been a weekly columnist for about…

That’s no lady

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Did I enjoy this novel? Yes! Nevertheless, it dismayed me. How could John Banville, whom I’ve admired so much ever…

Margaret Atwood settles her accounts with this new short story collection

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Margaret Atwood is in the first rank of literary fame and her trophy cabinet is handsomely stocked; yet she has…

Ukraine vs Sparta

10 May 2014 9:00 am

As rebels, terrorists, fascists, foreign forces, activists, separatists, militants, militias, nationalist groups, Neo-Nazis, Right Sector forces — take your pick — spread…