Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and  Emma Watson in  a scene from the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Photograph: Reuters/Warner Bros

In 1985, following riots in Brixton and Tottenham in London, the publishing house Collins decided that one novel on its forthcoming schedule was just (...)

Oscar Wilde: “In the upper reaches of English society it was not the men, who mostly did not like him, who made his success, but the women”
Oscar Wilde: ladies’ man
  • Books
  • October 16, 2015, 07:26

“Do you have any other ideas?” With these words my endlessly patient agent ended his explanation of why the book proposal his naive new client had dev(...)