It was not so long ago that the idea of doing something "like a woman" was suggestive of weakness – to do something not very well or with little confidence.
William Davies quotes Friedrich Nietzsche as having said that "Man does not strive for happiness; only the Englishman does that".
Magnus Mills is unique. There is simply no equivalent of his brand of domestic absurdism.
If the love affair between Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner hadn't existed, then someone (Alan Hollinghurst probably) would have had to invent it.
While with most writers it is a risky business looking for clues to their life in their art, for Saul Bellow the risk is somewhat lower, since the boundaries between his life and his writing are at times paper-thin
While you don’t expect to enjoy a biography of a Nazi leader, reading Peter Longerich’s lengthy biography of Joseph Goebbels is a grueling experience, says Keith Kahn-Harris
The Weather Experiment by Peter Moore; book review
When the post punk-rock group, Sonic Youth, disintegrated in 2011 following the break-up of the marriage of key members, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s, bereft fans sought answers. This memoir, named after one of Gordon’s most hated interview questions (what’s it like...?) offers those answers, openly, and often bitterly.
'And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn' - John Keats
In the space of half a dozen books, award-winning Belinda Bauerhas become one of the most individual of crime writers
The US author says he always has the band's songs 'rattling around his head'
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
Eurovision 2015: What date is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 4, review: Sansa in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Noel Gallagher 'cannot wait' to hear Oasis-inspired One Direction album but rants about 'pointless' Tidal and Spotify
The highly NSFW poster for Gaspar Noé's Love makes Nymphomaniac look like 50 Shades
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show