Financial Times

March 15, 2008

Foreskin’s Lament

Shalom Auslander’s tragi-comic autobiography, should be read by believers of every stripe; it is almost unbearably funny. Review by Ian Thomson


February 9, 2008

Son of the empire

Miracles of Life, J.G.Ballard’s crowning achievement, is a subtle, restlessly enquiring work of touching humanity. By Ian Thomson


November 24, 2007

When the flag came down

The Decline and Fall of the British Empire: 1781-1997 by Piers Brendon. Review by Ian Thomson


October 6, 2007

Arthur Conan Doyle

Please note: Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson”, P.G. Wodehouse did. Review of a new Conan Doyle biography by Ian Thomson


May 16, 2011

Death in Florence

Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola and the Battle for the Soul of Man by Paul Strathern. Review by Ian Thomson


March 26, 2011

Is Just a Movie

A piquant if uneven novel, Is Just a Movie, confirms Earl Lovelace as a master storyteller of the West Indies. Review by Ian Thomson

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