Cries and whispers

23 September 2009 12:00 am

Strange Days Indeed, by Francis Wheen

Joking apart

16 September 2009 12:00 am

Free association underpins the comedy of Lorrie Moore’s writing — or perhaps the verb should be ‘unpins’, since her prose spins off in tangential, apparently affectless riffs.

Behind the wit

13 May 2009 12:00 am

Home to Roost and Other Peckings by Deborah Devonshire, edited by Charlotte Mosley

Unkind hearts and Jews

12 December 2008 12:00 am

Israel Rank, by Roy Horniman

Humph swings

3 December 2008 12:00 am

Last Chorus: An Autobiographical Medley, by Humphrey Lyttleton

Highs and lows on the laughometer

26 November 2008 12:00 am

Just What I Always Wanted: Unwrapping the World’s Most Curious Presents, by Robin Laurance