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Biography
July 05, 2021
Antonia Fraser's latest biography "bursts with energy and simmering, righteous anger", says Paula Byrne
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
Dorothy L Sayers found fulfilment in the life of the mind, if not in others, writes Melanie McDonagh
March 30, 2017
John Guy's work entertains but fails to cohere as he treads the familiar ground of Thomas More's life
March 19, 2015
Two new books take very different approaches to analysing Pope Francis
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