The notorious English footballer Joey Barton, famous for his combative presence both on the pitch and on Twitter, started a course at Roehampton University last Thursday.
Sparky Sweets' self-styled "gangster" approach to education is bringing books like Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird to new audiences. Miranda Dobson meets him
The Royal Baby name has been announced - it's George! But who was he named after? The obvious answer is any one of the King Georges I - VI who have reigned over our great nation. But there are other possibilities too...
Art critic Brian Sewell has described in detail his plan to commit suicide using pills and gin.
A superb new Radio 4 series has brought the work of the great socialist polemicist to life. Our writer, long a fan, explains why he was captivated from first minute to last
A would-be rock star of US letters gets to the root of George Orwell's class consciousness, savages Paul Auster, and demands excellence
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George Orwell's classic Nineteen Eighty-Four is to be dramatised by BBC radio for the first time - almost 70 years after the writer worked at the corporation's Broadcasting House, which partly inspired his tale.
Visitors taking tours of the Shard will be able to enjoy views of up to 40 miles across London when it opens in February.
Everyman's Library is celebrating its 21st birthday this Autumn.
'I squatted in a derelict cinema in Berlin ... it was quite an adventure'
Rather than renting the same old boring Cornish cottage, how about staying in a bolthole with a creative past?
Stuart Kuttner, the latest in a line of News International executives to see the inside of a police interview room, can count on one man for a character reference: that old spoon-bender Uri Geller.
I'm sitting at my desk in Bermondsey, and I can see St Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye. It's amazingly quiet. There's not much green space here, so the river becomes that.
Hotels are not famed for their highbrow libraries; if you're lucky, you might just find the latest Jackie Collins blockbuster. But this is about to change at the new W London hotel in Leicester Square, where books have been recommended by famous authors, including Bret Easton Ellis.
Twenty thousand people handed out a record number of tomes across the country for the first World Book Night