Tag Archives: Biography

Why I imparted a 16 -year’ thing’ with my mother

Adopted at delivery in Ireland, Caitrona Palmer eventually observed and got to know her birth mother. But there was one strict rule in their relationship it had to remain a secret Caitrona Palmer had a floored childhood, so when her mom requested her on her sixth birthday to help form the plot, she didnt find … Read More

Rebel Crossings by Sheila Rowbotham review- feminist utopian daydreams

A vivid collective biography of a group of 19 th-century freethinkers is crammed with hopeful visions from the past Last year, think it is or not, was its first year of Utopia. A perfect civilization: glad, prospering, accept, peaceful this idyll was widely commemorated, although its point, appropriately, was nowhere( from the Greek ou-topos : … Read More

The good notebooks for summer 2016

From Essex serpents to chimps, political irony to the best brand-new thrillers guiding columnists discover which volumes they will be taking to the beach Julian Barnes I recently reread Anita Brookner s firstly novel A Start in Life ( Penguin ), and it left me thinking that maybe all novelists should be forbidden from writing … Read More

William Giraldi on life as a bookish bodybuilder: ‘It’s a poisoned mode to be a man’

As a girl, William Giraldi would pump himself full of steroids, touched the gym … and secretly read Keats. His new memoir peruses the absurdities of modern masculinity and foresees a better world-wide in which his sons dont get caught in its poisonou grip As a teenage bodybuilder, William Giraldi would obscure a battered old … Read More