Italian boxer Primo Carnera got namechecked in the 1930s by PG Wodehouse and Sandy Powell. ALWYN TURNER explains why.
ALWYN TURNER on a home-front comedy from the Great War.
ALWYN TURNER celebrates John Buchan’s most famous character.
ALWYN TURNER goes back to 1923 to read about Sapper’s other great hero.
ALWYN TURNER on Dornford Yates (beloved of both Michael Gove and Mark Gatiss) and his 1950 novel of lost England.
Inspector Alleyn in the Swinging Sixties? It’s not right, says ALWYN TURNER.
ALWYN TURNER on the Victorian humourist who inspired Oscar Wilde.
ALWYN TURNER celebrates the work of Cold War thriller writer William Haggard.
PAUL SAFFER on the polo-playing missing link between Bertie Wooster and Winston Churchill.
Early newspaper reviews of Dracula, Jeeves, Rebecca, Flashman and others.