Nancy Mitford

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Emma Stone in Cruella, the prequel to One Hundred and One Dalmatians, is set in a stylised version of the 1970s.

Something has gone wrong with time. Relatively recent history seems more, well, recent than it did in the relatively recent past.  This week Dis(...)

The BBC’s drama series The Pursuit of Love is  television’s third crack at the tale of upper-crust nutters.

Here’s a controversial proposal. Trust nobody who loves a book to give you a reliable assessment of any film or TV series based on that text. “They go(...)

Cousins Fanny (Emily Beecham, right) and Linda (Lily James) are so close they take baths together

Whimsy is served up by the ladleful in the Pursuit of Love (BBC One, Sunday) Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s inter-war pastiche of the (...)

Then UK prime minister David Cameron and education secretary Michael Gove visit a school in Birmingham, September 2013. Photograph: Paul Rogers/WPA Pool/Getty

It was late, the garden was almost in darkness and the conversation was starting to peter out, but the evening was warm and still and nobody was makin(...)

Judi Dench   tries her absolute best in ‘Red Joan’

Trevor Nunn’s cinematic career has – let us put this politely – failed to generate the same acclaim as his work for the theatre. It’s more than 30 yea(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

On Chesil Beach: at one point Saoirse Ronan’s character holds her knife like a pen

Reviewing the film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, I remarked on a minute breach of middle-class etiquette. Saoirse Ronan is reliably exce(...)

New Irish writers: Olivia Kiernan, Caroline O’Donoghue, Helen Cullen, Rebecca O’Connor, Danny Dentonand Caoilinn Hughes

Helen Cullen The Lost Letters of William Woolf  (Penguin, July) William Woolf works as a letter detective in the dead letters depot of east Lond(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: Another politician who salvaged so little from his original vision might have quit out of embarrassment or principle. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Consider the sheer Britishness of Theresa May’s latest predicament. Earlier this year the prime minister offered US president Donald Trump a state vis(...)

Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall,  is leaving London for Washington. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Shortly after Patrick Hillery became minister for external affairs in 1969, a friend in Co Clare asked him how he was getting along with “that crowd i(...)

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