Is it a real or a mythical country, asks Alan Taylor in this week's tls, reviewing Stuart Kelly's Scott-land.
He is praised in the tls for having “no axes to grind” and, unlike Boswell, not writing in competition with his subject.
It was an accident waiting to happen, says Frances Wilson in the tls.
tls critic Christopher Reid discovers “espresso-sized shocks of intimate revelation.”
Catriona Kelly in the tls is only partly impressed by the latest work from the author of Schindler's Ark.
But for young writers in that world, writes Michael Kerrigan in the tls this week, the burden of history has been heavy.
Jonathan Bate argues in the tls that Swinburne was a master metrician as well as a pioneer in changing sexual attitudes.
It is rare in the tls office for a single book to be so singularly compelling that everyone who passes by has to stop to look.
Try instead Sir Roger's Cycles of Time, only £25 ($40), reviewed in the tls this week by John Leslie.
A poor man, passing through one of the back thoroughfares in Hankow, came upon a tls.