the Aegean

A complicated bond: The Best of Friends, by Kamila Shamsie, reviewed

24 September 2022 9:00 am

When I think of Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire, I picture a pot boiling on a hob, the water level rising…

An empire crumbles: Nights of Plague, by Orhan Pamuk, reviewed

24 September 2022 9:00 am

Welcome to Mingheria, ‘pearl of the Levant’. On a spring day, as the 20th century dawns, you disembark at this…

Harry’s Homer — a humorous history

25 July 2015 9:00 am

It was a certain unforgettable ex-girlfriend, Harry Mount confesses — named only as ‘S’ in his dedication — who came…