From death to denouement

Written in 1954, this is number 45 in the Penguin Classics reissue of the 75 “Maigret” books. Police…

06 September 2017 - 10.09 AM

Maigret meets the Mob

In book thirty-nine of the Penguin Classics monthly reissues of the 75 “Maigret” stories, the…

29 August 2017 - 01.08 PM

A family at war

When the Second World War began In September 1939, the six young Jarman sisters were among the many…

28 July 2017 - 12.07 PM

From the Hawks to The Band

In 1966 Bob Dylan concerts were booed on three continents as devotees berated their favourite folkie…

28 July 2017 - 12.07 PM

Behind bars with Reg and Ron

Truth can indeed be stranger than fiction, otherwise how to explain two murderous London gangsters…

27 July 2017 - 10.07 AM