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Ross McKibbin reviews 'Fall Out: A year of political mayhem' by Tim Shipman

Ross McKibbin
26 April 2018

At present it is virtually impossible to make any confident prediction about the future of British politics, or indeed of the British state. The future lies in a fog where shadowy figures More

David Rolph reviews 'Closet Queens' by Michael Bloch

David Rolph
23 December 2015

With marriage equality becoming the norm in Western countries (though, signally, not in Australia), it may be tempting to forget how recent and rapid and seemingly decisive changes in the legal treatment of, and social attitudes towards, homosexuality have been. The death of Lord Montagu of Beaulieu in late August 2015 marked the passing of the last living public fi ... More

Sarah Dempster reviews 'The English Country House in Literature' edited by Geoffrey G. Hiller

Sarah Dempster
30 November 2015

Outwardly safe, aristocratic, and uncontroversial, the English country house seems suitably benign coffee-table material to leaf through on a drowsy Sunday afternoon. However, while the story of the English country house is certainly steeped in nostalgia and privilege, it is also a narrative of exclusion, exploitation, and decline. Geoffrey G. Hiller engages with ea ... More