Laurie Lee

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 Leonard Nimoy as Star Trek’s Mr Spock: “Live long and prosper.” Photograph: CBS via Getty Images

In his Irish Journal, Heinrich Böll reported a brief exchange between a man and woman across a street in Sligo: “‘Howya, Paddy?’, and the old man shou(...)

En fête: As I walked out from the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) in Paris one mid-summer evening a few years ago, I discovered the extraordinary phenomenon that is Fête de la Musique.

A few years ago somewhere, I bought a copy of Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie, a classic memoir of English childhood in the years after the first World (...)

At just under 70 minutes, The National’s eighth studio record is their longest yet, revealing a grand ambition. Co-produced by Mike Mills, who has dir(...)

Pope John Paul II’s visit to Galway in  1979. That experience confirmed your isolation from the church and propelled you towards a life resisting the establishment.

Greetings, older columnists. The Holy Father will be here sooner than you think. There are only two months to go before editors demand nostalgic piece(...)

Young Laurie Lee: His memoir of growing up in a Cotswold village between the wars, Cider with Rosie, proved a triumph. It enabled him to become a full-time writer but he never managed to reproduce its success.

Being a “one-hit wonder” can be something of a mixed blessing; it is better than no hit but the question why it cannot be repeated is ever present. La(...)

For much of a career spanning more than 60 years, the writer Elizabeth Jane Howard, who has died aged 90, suffered a certain condescension from litera(...)

Elizabeth Jane Howard: her intellect was the kind you don’t have to notice, not until that shaft of identification, of knowingness, of unuttered empathy or wisdom slides through the words

This is not an obituary. It is only a memory, but of an experience that briefly linked my life to that of the English writer Elizabeth Jane Howard, wh(...)