The Sunday Times

Ian Thomson wrote for the Sunday Times from 1987 to 2011. Here is a selection of recent reviews.

Fidel & Che: A Revolutionary Friendship by Simon Reid-Henry

Published: 04 January 2009

In the 1960s, Che Guevara’s bearded face appeared on the walls of student bedsits more dependably than rising damp. The famous photograph of straggly hair and saintly eyes was taken in the Cuban capital of Havana in 1960, a year after the revolución. Even in death, Guevara had a sainted…

 The Man Within My Head: Graham Greene, My Father and Me

The Man Within My Head: Graham Greene, My Father and Me by Pico Iyer. Ian Thomson Published: 20 May 2012. Print. W hen Graham Greene died in 1991,  …

 Graham Greene: A Life in Letters edited by Richard Greene

Graham Greene: A Life in Letters edited by Richard Greene. Reviewed by Ian Thomson. Published: 16 September 2007. Print. In 1939, Graham Greene wrote to  …

Review: Biography: Like a Fiery Elephant by Jonathan Coe

Published: 30 May 2004. Print. LIKE A FIERY ELEPHANT: The Story of B S Johnson by Jonathan Coe. Picador . In the course of his  …

Review: Biography: Martha Gellhorn by Caroline Moorehead

Published: 21 September 2003. Print. MARTHA GELLHORN: A Lifeby Caroline Moorehead Chatto £20 pp550. Martha Gellhorn, the golden girl  …

Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero | The Sunday Times

By Lucy Riall, reviewed by Ian Thomson. Published: 20 May 2007. Print. GiuseppeGaribaldi, who gave his name to a biscuit as well as a blouse, was Italy’s  …

The Inner Man: The Life of JG Ballard by John Baxter | The

But this unofficial life accuses him of a host of unsavoury foibles. Ian ThomsonPublished: 4 September 2011. Print. Writer J.G. Ballard at home in Shepperton,  …

Biography: Borges by Edwin Williamson | The Sunday Times

Biography: Borges by Edwin Williamson. REVIEWED BY IAN THOMSON. Published: 17 October 2004. Print. BORGES: A Life by Edwin Williamson.

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