Capital reading

Döblin’s novel of 1929 comes in a new edition in February 2019, having been translated anew from the…

21 February 2019 - 09.02 AM

Different men, different values

In his 60th "Maigret" book, Simenon wisely goes for something a little different, in that the…

06 February 2019 - 10.02 AM

How Austria-Hungary contributed to the dream factory

"It’s not enough to be Hungarian, you need to be talented too." This quote decorated the walls of…

15 January 2019 - 12.01 PM

Deadly, perhaps, but 1960s Paris is still a good place to be

There’s a comforting familiarity in settling down to the latest “Maigret”. Not unusually, this one…

07 January 2019 - 08.01 AM

Clarke misses the mark

A bit of an odd thing happened with us and John Cooper Clarke in the early 1980s. Your Budapest…

27 November 2018 - 12.11 PM