Allan Massie

This royal biography reveals a fascinating slice of medieval history, says Allan Massie

A 30-year-old novel by Piers Paul Read hasn’t lost its power to startle

This collection of cultural essays has some questionable claims

A cradle Catholic, Anthony Burgess put theological hope into his novels. But his most ambitious book isn’t the best example, says Allan Massie

Nietzsche was mild, timid and would have loathed Nazism, says Allan Massie