ALWYN TURNER on Charles Mansford’s ‘most unpleasant’ school story, published in 1896.
PAUL SAFFER remembers the unlikely media career of Derek Jameson. Do we mean him? We surely do.
ALWYN TURNER looks at the charts from 45 years ago and finds Mike Batt, Roger Whittaker and Leo Sayer – but mostly it’s Kenny.
ALWYN TURNER on ‘a fabulous book, sometimes thriller, sometimes satire’ from 1909.
Delilah, Barbados and the rough end of a pineapple – the charts were odd in August 1975, reflects ALWYN TURNER.
Italian boxer Primo Carnera got namechecked in the 1930s by PG Wodehouse and Sandy Powell. ALWYN TURNER explains why.
SIMON MATTHEWS on a rediscovered British account of the Spanish Civil War that eclipses Orwell.
A relation of a statesman with a tell-all memoir: PAUL SAFFER revisits Terry Major-Ball, the anti-Trump.
From 1983, it’s Kilroy’s dystopian vision of 2020. ALWYN TURNER has a read.
ALWYN TURNER reads the books that inspired his granddad.
Do you remember when the Left was split between generations? ALWYN TURNER does.
Rishi Sunak has risen without trace. How should Boris Johnson respond, wonders PAUL SAFFER.
ALWYN TURNER revisits more of the music of his childhood: 10cc, Mud, Gary Glitter, the Top of the Pops Orchestra…