Henry Oliver

Henry Oliver is a writer and tour guide. He writes at commonreader.substack.com. He is working on a book about late bloomers.

He could be the next Harold Wilson

She might not be the best PM but Britain needs her brain

Many of us will never live to see a jubilee again — what will sustain the Windsors without spectacle?

We should pay attention to Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth von Arnim

We cling to the buildings our 19th century forebears left behind, but they would decry our squeamishness