Decades later, I remembered my mother’s mental patients

In the 1980s, Britain closed most of its mental hospitals, and some of the patients became my friends

Why is Prince Harry publishing a memoir?

David Smith reminisces on his relationship with John McCain

In his coverage of Northern Ireland in this memoir, Kevin Myers was unflinchingly critical of British ineptitude

The rambling and discursive nature of the writing lends Rupert Everett’s book an enjoyable appeal

Would I read it if the subject wasn’t famous? One has to say yes, with chips and curry sauce

The author is evenhanded and accurate about the nouvelle cuisine movement, says Paul Levy

Friends and Enemies by Barbara Amiel is an extraordinary work of self-revelation

Joseph Connolly treasures his friendship with his literary hero