D.J. Taylor

D. J. Taylor’s Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature 1939-1951 and On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography were both published in the autumn

Milking the Philistines — someone’s got to do it

The straight-faced and straight-laced archaeologist of smut

Not reactionary, just drawn that way

If Mike is in any way conspicuous, it is by virtue of his sheer inconspicuousness

Frankie Ho runs into trouble in the literary world

Although Hermione rarely names names or dishes dirt with quite the enthusiasm that her mother did, then she too has her tales to tell

Lucien veers between lamenting modern theatre’s disdain for “truly serious work” and suspecting that it all could have gone a great deal worse