There are countless tales of writerly brilliance being turned away from publishers with a snooty dismissal
Dione Venables, the book’s editor and a founder of the Orwell Society, admits poems are of 'somewhat varied' quality
'This is blatant abuse of the copyright system and a ridiculous attempt to control something that needs no control'
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Time-traveller Sandbrook's history lesson needed more dissenting voices
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
Where are you now and what can you see?
Sony has launched a patent that could see the ads of the future turned into interactive videogames. But some of us already loathe pop-ups...
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
There was some commotion in news conference this morning, when a very senior executive issued a heresy. Ravi Shankar, he said, might have been a magnificent technician, but he wasn't all that positive an influence on music. A huge amount of musical drudgery issued, indeed, from his influence. Well, suffice to say that is not the prevailing orthodoxy; rather, most people think he was possibly the finest living exponent of a musical form that was sublime and spiritual.
A student refused to lay a poppy wreath last Sunday
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.