Alexander Larman

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

The Bee Gees have always been a target for mockery, but by force of talent and ambition, they managed to define the age around them

Far from progressive, Russell T Davies’ recent remarks on the suitability of straight actors playing ‘gay’ roles are conservative and reactionary

There is a great deal to look forward to this year, and hopefully not that much to dread

Alexander Larman on why the late, great David Bowie remains such a totemic and iconic figure in his life

George Orwell has a gift for the unusual and the memorable that means that even his half-forgotten novels are well worth discovering once again

The 1946 classic is a timely reminder that affection and loyalty can surface in the most difficult of circumstances

Why can’t film directors let their work go?

Should libraries should sell historic manuscripts to solve short-term financial problems

Alexander Larman talks to the Creative Editor of Penguin Classics, Henry Eliot about what makes a ‘modern classic’

Babs was a uniquely British actress and comedian whose true worth, thankfully, was realised comparatively early in her long career