Articles by Ian Irvine
Richard Burton on "The Drinking Man's Diet"—and other unsuccessful meal plans of the rich and famous
Ian Irvine / September 19, 2018
In this month's "The way we were," Ian Irvine explores diets detailed in memoirs and letters
"Oxford has made me insufferable" From Lord Byron to Sylvia Plath, writers recall their first days at uni
Ian Irvine / August 22, 2018
Sylvia Plath "could cry with happiness", while Jeremy Lewis found Dublin "quite dreadful"
How did the world—and Denis Law—respond to England's historic World Cup victory?
Ian Irvine / April 17, 2018
Nero competed in the four-horse chariot race using a 10-horse chariot; Trump also allegedly "cheats like hell"
Ian Irvine / March 20, 2018
Diary extracts, and letters, show that the fear of Russian influence is nothing new
Ian Irvine / February 20, 2018
Extracts from Virginia Woolf to Guillaume Apollinaire
Ian Irvine / January 26, 2018
As these diaries show, women in film and politics have long been wise to men's bad behaviour
Ian Irvine / December 14, 2017
Accounts from Harold Wilson, Stanley Baldwin and the men who knew them
Ian Irvine / November 15, 2017
Among the armfuls of books in my new LGBTQ section, Alan Hollinghurst’s comprised the largest number. And for good reason
Ian Irvine / September 14, 2017
“The president was drinking. He said he was resigning.”