Paul Howard, alterego of the ego that is Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, reviews the autobiography of another great humorist, John Cleese. Photograph: Terry O’Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

As Christmas looms ever larger, we turn our attention on Saturday to children’s literature. The best of the children’s and young adult books published(...)

In October 1960 the visionary Russian witness and writer Vasily Grossman submitted the manuscript of what would become his monumental work, Life and F(...)