Kathryn Hughes

Passing of the secretary-wives’ era

BEFORE her death last week at the age of 86, Valerie Eliot had spent the previous half-century forbidding impertinent journalists and scholars from accessing her late husband T.S. Eliot’s private papers.

Gone With The Wind revisited

LONDON Gone With The Wind, both the film and the book, has long been a key staging post in female adolescence. For...

Bah! Humbug!

In 1868, two years before his death and fagged out with the annual chore of coming up with a new Christmas number of...