Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Wednesday February 7, 2007
- Guardian Unlimited, Monday April 16 2007
Delderfield and other authors devoured by our parents have sunk into obscurity. But why, and who will disappear from our current favourites?
The enduring magic of Eric Newby
Returning to the great travel writer for the first time since he died, I am reminded of what we've lost, but consoled by how much life his books retain.
Catullus: The Supreme Poet of Spring
The end of winter has produced mountains of poetry, but two thousand years' worth has not bettered Catullus's lyrical evocation of this most poetic of seasons.
I can't bear Henry James...
... but at least he's not as preposterous as Thomas Hardy. Who are your pet hates?
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TODAY, millions of people around the world are staying in. They won't be going to the office. They might not be getting out of bed. And they certainly won't be going anywhere near a car or a plane. The reason - in case you haven't noticed - is that it's Friday the 13th.Read more