A cut above most of the rest

Hundreds of books have been written about The Beatles, including a number by insiders (manager Brian…

22 November 2017 - 10.11 AM

Slaughter in the streets

Paris has been living in the shadow of fear for six months. Five women out on foot, on their way…

21 November 2017 - 11.11 AM

A matter of meaning

An alarm bell went off in our mind when we reached page 79 of Belgian author Georges Simenon’s book…

15 November 2017 - 02.11 PM

Even Maigret can’t win them all

Simenon, writing this book in the mid-1950s, quickly and expertly sets his scene and atmosphere. It…

15 November 2017 - 02.11 PM

Death by ideology, courtesy ‘Uncle Joe’

It is a statistic to boggle the mind: in 1932-33, an estimated nearly 4 million people died of…

30 October 2017 - 01.10 PM