Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

At a time when anti-intellectualism has moved from anti-student gripes in old man pubs to a legitimate political talking point (Michael Gove has a lot to answer for) Ray Bradbury’s immortal  Fahrenheit 451 circles over the cultural landscape like a wily buzzard. A tale of censorship which has hilariously found...

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Art of the Erotic

Art of the Erotic

The most erotic part of this sumptuous new volume devoted to erotic art is probably sliding one’s finger down the gossamer-thin plastic outer and into the Lucio Fontana slit that gashes the hardback front cover in two. So, what’s new in this recently-published book and what differentiates it from the...

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Meeting Brian Gilbart-Denham and Discussing his Autobiography.

Meeting Brian Gilbart-Denham and Discussing his Autobiography.

Around the World in 80 Years! Brian Gilbart-Denham. Published by Matador. An Imprint of Troubador Publishing Ltd. Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978178082345   I met Brian Gilbart-Denham at Hurlingham, his club in Fulham, to discuss his Autobiography. It was a pleasure to follow the threads of the rich tapestry of...

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Paola Diana, Woman Activist and Bestselling Author of Saving the world. Women: the XXI’s Factor for Change

Paola Diana, Woman Activist and Bestselling Author of Saving the world. Women: the XXI’s Factor for Change

Ms Paola Diana is a woman entrepreneur and activist whose forthcoming book, Saving the world. Women: the XXI’s Factor for Change, explores the status and position of women globally, across social, political, economic sectors. Already a bestseller in Italy, this translation has been extensively revised by Paola Diana to incorporate recent...

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Access journalism comes at a price. If a subject seeks palace privileges, (s)he must act in a manner befitting to the King or risk expulsion from his court. Dissent in any capacity, at least in Tudor times, would be met with a rolling head (arrivederci, Cromwell). If only the President...

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The Making of a Modern Estate

The Making of a Modern Estate

It might appear to some as a vapid puff of ‘vanity publishing’, but this sumptuous volume tells an absorbing story spread over 300 years of property management in one of the most famous and fashionable districts of anywhere in the world. Cadogan owns 93 acres of London, a smallholding compared...

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Literature: Darkness at Noon

Literature: Darkness at Noon

Whilst Hitler demanded the creation of “a Reich to last a thousand years”, the Soviets had something grander in mind: the complete overthrow of the capitalist order to make way for a new communist world with no paltry ‘thousand year’ expiration date (one of the few times Hitler could be...

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Booking It: Have Kindle’s peaked?

Booking It: Have Kindle’s peaked?

When the Amazon Kindle first arrived on the literary scene a decade ago, it was heralded as the future of reading and, as a result, was despised by purists. The grim fate of the CD had made its mark  and fans of the physicality of books were afraid that they...

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Anniversary: The Woman In White

Anniversary: The Woman In White

The Woman In White was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting Victorian audience in 1859 between the pages of Charles Dickens’s (perhaps slightly lazily named) weekly literature magazine All The Year Round. The opening instalment appeared across the page from the final instalment of Dickens’s own A Tale Of Two Cities...

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

In our literature page, we look back on great works of literature realised in the current month. For April, Max Feldman unmasks the cultural fears behind The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of those novels that...

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