Private detective? Secret identity? Take two cliches into the shower? ALWYN TURNER on Guy Boothby’s character Simon Crane.
ALWYN TURNER reads a Victorian tale of gender-fluid horror.
ALWYN TURNER has an appointment with Algernon Blackwood’s psychic doctor to discuss a case of reefer madness.
ALWYN TURNER reads Marie Corelli’s forgotten Boer War fable from 1900.
The history of British governments relying on Irish MPs hasn’t always been a happy one, finds PAUL SAFFER.
From Wilkie Collins to Cecil Rhodes, the votes are in from our Victorian juries.
ALWYN TURNER on the Queen’s annus horribilis, including Windsor Castle on fire and Prince Philip on deconstruction theory.
Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but PAUL SAFFER thinks she ought to have a bit more to say.
From 1857, a long-lost verse for the British national anthem.