DAN ATKINSON on a novel haunted by memories of the war.
ALWYN TURNER on James Callaghan’s little local difficulty in 1979.
PAUL SAFFER on Robin Day, the always-humble Grand Inquisitor who gave us BBC’s Question Time.
ALWYN TURNER on the music that took us into the 3-day week in January 1974.
Our not so annual gong goes to the female Boris Yeltsin.
The late Paddy Ashdown’s election as Lib Dem leader in 1988 appears routine, but PAUL SAFFER points out the significance of the contest.
ALWYN TURNER has an appointment with Algernon Blackwood’s psychic doctor to discuss a case of reefer madness.
William Hazlitt explains why learning is no substitute for life.