On my annual holiday, as I was wandering through the Hennessy distillery in Cognac, I was impressed by how handsome and modern their facilities are and how bang-up-to-date their marketing seems to...
After six volumes of letters and five volumes of diaries we know what Virginia Woolf did and said on almost every day of her life. Penelope Fitzgerald considers why we care
Two prominent French writers who have been married for 30 years, Philippe Sollers and Julia Kristeva, discuss their attitude to infidelity
Gascoigne has already read Fever Pitch. Now he wants to read more
Do not let a ferret sniff your private parts, even if it is called Fatima, says Jeremy Clarke
Robert Skidelsky spent a month in Russia, playing bridge, monitoring an election, learning Russian, and observing the anxieties of ordinary citizens
Is "cinema rage" the latest symptom of the collapse of civility? For some critics, Trainspotting has been both the nauseatingly impressive revelation of the year and proof that the underclass cannot...
Educational apartheid is still at the heart of Britain's social division and academic under-achievement. George Walden, who has been conducting a one man campaign at Westminster to open private...
John Lloyd meets Max Clifford, the modern myth maker who yearns to represent Princess Diana