Melanie McDonagh

Melanie McDonagh is an Irish journalist and art critic living in London and a columnist for The Tablet

The V&A’s new exhibition demonstrates that a handbag is indeed much more than its function

You wait ages for a decent Irish cookbook, then two arrive together, says Melanie McDonagh

Pulling up fairy tales by the roots in the name of feminism makes barren fare for the reader

The 20th-anniversary edition of Douglas Murray’s Bosie remains the seminal account of the tragic life of Lord Alfred Douglas

As Greene explained to his wife when their marriage ended, what made him a bad husband was precisely what made him a good writer

The British Library’s new exhibition on feminism is like being hit with a rolled-up copy of Spare Rib