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Podcasts from Spectator writers
The Young H.G. Wells: Changing the World by Claire Tomalin reviewed
By Frances Wilson
A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) by David Sedaris reviewed
A Lonely Man by Chris Power reviewed
Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World by Simon Winchester reviewed
The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante reviewed
Frances Wilson’s favorite literary biographies include Father and Son, The Quest for Corvo, and Doctor Johnson and Mr Savage
Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer by Elizabeth Kleinhenz reviewed
Dante’s Divine Comedy by Ian Thomson reviewed.
Yours disgusted, H.G. Wells: the young writer finds marriage insufferable
How does David Sedaris get away with saying the unsayable?
What does ownership of land really mean?
Stealing the story
The perfect guide to a book everyone should read
A story without redemption
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.