Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Virgil is wiser than Homer; Dickens is at his best in The Pickwick Papers

Lots of parents, like Mitch and Janis Winehouse, have lost a child to drugs or alcohol. The stories are often very similar

The Koran is believed to be the immutable word of God, and so, unlike the Bible, cannot be seen historically

Marlowe’s mighty drama about salvation is reduced to the level of a television gameshow

Rebekah Brooks is talented, rich and good-looking – and for that, it seems, the general public would love to see her humiliated

Can contemporary Muslims reconcile history with a model of revelation that claims to be ahistorical?

The latest masterpiece, found in Campion Hall, does not look like much to me