The Wolf Wilder

My copy of this children’s story comes with three pages of fulsome praise from writers as accomplished as Philip Pullman and Jacqueline Susan, and publications as noted as the Spectator, the New Statesman and the Sunday Times. They must have seen something I didn’t. To me, this reads as though it were made up as …

A Point of View

From a purely stylistic standpoint, Clive James is one of my favourite writers. His choice of words, elegant sentence construction and rhythmic prose are just a pure delight. He can also be very, very funny. “Hurricane Higgins smokes the way he plays [snooker] – as if there were not only no tomorrow, but hardly anything …