The Oxford Literary Festival marks the centenary of the first world war
If Robert Macfarlane hadn’t been a Man Booker prize judge, he might have missed a treat
An outstanding first novel from Australia, powerful non-fiction from the Deep South, and an ingenious poet
Ralph Fiennes’s movie “The Invisible Woman” was about Nelly Ternan, Dickens’s mistress and an elusive character. Felicity Jones writes about how she found her
The mountain Robert Macfarlane most wants to climb is some way off
As Penguin republish 75 of Simenon’s detective stories, Simon Willis finds the master of the genre well served in translation
Gormenghast is a castle, a city, a world. Robert Macfarlane gets lost in it
What makes a gothic fairy tale about a plain governess so raw and exhilarating?
A museum of literature in a palace by the Black Sea
Mr Darcy is about to reach his double century — and he has never loomed larger. What’s his secret?