Alexander Larman

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

University Challenge host Bamber Gascoigne was the quintessential Englishman

Omicron-cancelled events and surprised marionettes

The sale of the bookshop is not a good omen for the book industry

Extreme wealth, Netflix fame, and a completed Shakespeare biography

His death is a loss for the English comic tradition

Kenneth Branagh does seem to like taking his clothes off

In 2022, a new Scream film must face down more than monsters

Netflix’s sympathetic take on the great appeaser is ultimately unconvincing

Eric Gill was an awful man — but that doesn’t make his art any less brilliant

“I’ll thcream and thcream and thcream until I’m thick”