D J Taylor

David John Taylor is a British critic, novelist and biographer.

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D J Taylor: Only Sir Bufton Tufton can save us now

The real opposition to the New Conservatism, is ... the old Conservatives; plus, a social history of brown bread

D J Taylor: Privatisation is the source of rose rage

Hosepipe bans would be easier to accept if the water companies didn't make such vast profits. Plus, how to be a don

D J Taylor: Union men puff under the weight of history

The workers' champions are unprepossessing, but there is a lot to be said for poppy-wearing, August babies and rude acronyms

D J Taylor: Is this woman the new Edwina Currie?

Of the 2010 intake of new MPs, Elizabeth Truss stands out. It's all a question of PR...as the middle classes, Tesco and the professions will tell you

D J Taylor: Has the liberal dream turned to ashes?

Perhaps some things are beyond the bounds of tolerance – such as actors smoking on screen (and the 'Daily Express')

BOOKS: Fun, flounces and some not-so-dangerous liaisons

A Factory of Cunning By Philippa Stockley LITTLE, BROWN pounds 14.99 (377pp) pounds 12.99 (free p&p) from 0870 079 8897

The Lion, the Witch and the Boardroom

A chronicle of Narnia, rebanding, money, morality and the battle for the legacy of CS Lewis

Books: A roundabout route from the Hacienda to Oasis

Manchester, England by Dave Haslam Fourth Estate, pounds 12.99, 319pp; D J Taylor studies the geography of pop culture's holy city in the north

Book review: Gridlocked

Triangulation by Phil Whitaker Phoenix House, pounds 12.99, 272pp

Books: A far, far better thing

Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet? by John Sutherland Oxford UP, pounds 4.99, 256pp: D J Taylor unlocks classic secrets with an ingenious academic sleuth. But why isn't everyone a vampire?
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