Alexander Larman

Alexander Larman is an author and journalist. His latest book is Byron’s Women (Head of Zeus). He tweets at @alexlarman

The P.M. has the brittle self-confidence of a true Wykehamist

The decline and fall of the dreaming spires and their replacement by shuttered shops, sad cafés and mothballed pubs

Henry Green had a strange and distinctive talent

Grim, funny glimpses of a Britain in decline

The great man’s peerless poetry is not the “soppy stuff” of cheap romanticism, but a harsh, unsparing — and often beautiful — look at the world

The playwright will not be remembered for his poetry

To make people laugh for an hour is good business sense — but it says nothing about writing, or creativity, or art

The remake of the French original is rather merde

It has fallen to Scorsese to rescue the reputation of Powell and Pressburger