SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
May 01, 2021
The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym By Paula Byrne £25, 704pp, William Collins ________ Towards the end of Paula Byrne’s biography of the novelist Barbara Pym, we are told about a letter Pym received from the editor of the Church Times. In it, he expressed a wish to review Pym’s fiction, contrary to the usual
May 01, 2021
Although he appeared to be less devout than his wife, Prince Philip’s curiosity about his own faith encouraged him to learn from others
May 01, 2021
This month’s gift to the garden – a promenade of dazzling white blossom – contains an original moment for the rest of the year
May 01, 2021
With the centenary of Henry Thorold’s birth in June, Michael Hodges celebrates the 
life of one of Britain’s most eccentric but brilliant ecclesiastical historians
May 01, 2021
Last Days In Cleaver Square, by Patrick McGrath, reviewed by Elisa Segrave
May 01, 2021
Malice in Wonderland: My Adventures in the World of Cecil Beaton, by Hugo Vickers, reviewed by Nicky Haslam
May 01, 2021
Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife, by Alison Weir, reviewed by Linda Porter
May 01, 2021
Dorothy L Sayers found fulfilment in the life of the mind, if not in others, writes Melanie McDonagh
May 01, 2021
Sir Bill Cash reviews The Impossible Office? The History of the British Prime Minister, by Anthony Seldon
May 01, 2021
Sylvana Tomaselli reviews The Innocence of Pontius Pilate: How the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History, by David Lloyd Dusenbury
May 01, 2021
Melanie McDonagh reviews The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos, by Sohrab Ahmari
May 01, 2021
A visit to an almshouse gives pause to remember three friends recently passed, and how best to mourn them