Allan Massie

Jane Haining embodied the best qualities of Presbyterian Scotland, says 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