DAN ATKINSON remembers a golden age of political conferences, from stout to New Zealand pinot noir.
DAN ATKINSON celebrates a Labour MP who repeatedly backed against the favourite and often won.
DAN ATKINSON finds sex, plagiarism and libel in a 1959 novel by Winston Graham.
Nigel Williams’s 1984 thriller involving trade unions, nationalised car manufacturers, far left politics – it’s a classic of its era, concludes DAN ATKINSON.
It’s 1968 and England is in a state of civil war. DAN ATKINSON investigates.
Has competition had its day? asks DAN ATKINSON.
Will the COVID-19 crisis see the start of a new economic order? asks DAN ATKINSON.
DAN ATKINSON considers where to put his cross.
DAN ATKINSON revisits Len Deighton’s first novel from 1962.
How angry is Philip Larkin’s Oxford novel from 1946, asks DAN ATKINSON.
DAN ATKINSON revisits ‘the most brilliant spy novel of our time’.
Melvyn Bragg meets Max Hastings in a 1980 novel, as DAN ATKINSON looks on.