McCall Smith fails to redraw Austen’s matchmaking heroine for the modern world in this third in a series of updated classicsNo matter how great the writer behind “a 21st-century reimagining” of Jane Austen, it is going to feel weird. But is there a
Coliseum, LondonIn ENO’s world stage premiere of John Adams’s passion oratorio, the conducting is superb, the playing and singing fabulously intense – and the principal soloists remarkable Continue reading...
The friction between a man’s wife and his mother is brought vividly to life in this divorce dramaSylvia Garland’s Broken Heart is the first novel Helen Harris has written for more than a decade (she wrote several much-praised books in her 20s and 30s)
Anjelica Huston proves herself an astute observer in her star-packed second memoirThe first volume of Anjelica Huston’s memoir, published last year, was notable for being a celebrity memoir with barely any celebrity in it. A Story Lately Told dealt most
The stillbirth of Karen McCarthy Woolf’s son is the powerful emotional core of this deft, unsentimental collectionPoetry collections tend to be miscellaneous. They say: all change here, please as one alights from one poem and steps into the next – thi