Darwin grows in confidence.
Reviews of biographies, autobiographies, correspondence, memoirs, and other ‘life writing’.
Book review: ‘The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, volume 9 • 1861’
Poking around in flowers’ private parts.
Book review: ‘A Private Spy: the letters of John le Carré, 1945-2020’
Fascinating insights into the mind of a great novelist.
Book review: ‘Allegorizings‘ by Jan Morris
Eclectic crepuscular essays.
Book review: ‘Orwell’s Roses‘ by Rebecca Solnit
Pleasure, truth, and roses.
Book review: ‘The Emergence of Memory’ by Lynne Sharon Schwartz (ed.)
Interviews with, and essays about, the late W.G. Sebald.
Book review: ‘Speak, Memory’ by Vladimir Nabokov
An autobiography revisited.
Book review: ‘Wanderers’ by Kerri Andrews
A history of women walking.
Book review: ‘Teaching a Stone to Talk’ by Annie Dillard
An eclectic mix of science, nature and memoir.
Book review: ‘The Instant’ by Amy Liptrot
The follow-up to the best-selling ‘The Outrun’.
Book review: ‘The Journal of a Disappointed Man’ by W.N.P. Barbellion
A deliberately self-inflated masterpiece.
Book review: ‘Albert & the Whale’ by Philip Hoare
An eclectic biography.