Our January issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
A new novel explores the lengths communities will go to protect their own
By Philip Womack
He’s never been averse to writing about toxic family relationships
The Twilight World by Werner Herzog reviewed
Flint and Mirror by John Crowley reviewed
Astrid Sees All by Natalie Standiford reviewed
Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors reviewed
The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar by Peter Stothard reviewed
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes reviewed
Faeries and queens
Beautiful and damned
Carry on regardless
Sex and the city
Paul Theroux’s family values
Stephen Amidon’s day of the locust
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.