Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, the revealing subtitle to John Lahr's huge, often fascinating, official biography of Tennessee Williams, sounds as if it might be a reference to some risky American film starring the likes of Lana Turner.
A punchy introduction to an artist who attracts high scholarship and low gossip.
Comedy matters. Arguably the toughest and most widely loved art form we have, comedy is still finding its rightful place within our national heritage, with a Comedy Museum newly opened in the capital, an impressive landmark crafted from catchphrases in...
The second volume of this biography of David Hockney is long on the life but short on the art
The publishers describe A.N. Wilson's book as the definitive biography of Queen Victoria, which draws on a wealth of new material to show her as she's never been seen before. Even by normal blurb standards this is hyperbole.
Did you know that the last MP to be permanently expelled from the House of Commons was a journalist named Garry Allighan who was elected in 1945, and ejected in 1947 for the appalling crime of writing a newspaper article in which he alleged that MPs...
A new biography of Philip Larkin that captures a multi-faceted personality – and a complex love life