From Blunden to Sassoon, with gratitude
Alan Hollinghurst’s allusive art
The city and the diary
The other trenches: the Dardanelles, 100 years on
Edward Lear: where art and nonsense collide
The embarrassing love letters of Denton Welch
The scourge of Christian missionaries in British-Indian history
Francois Truffaut, by Anne Gillian - review
Peter Parker on outdoors books
Benjamin Britten: the Englishman who saved music
New Selected Journals, 1939-1995 by Stephen Spender: review
Ronald Blythe in conversation
They won history's biggest gamble
In a new book, British writer Peter Parker examines how A Shropshire Lad has permeated English life and culture for more than a century. He talks to Petroc about Housman’s impact on English music.
Biographer Peter Parker discusses with Ivan his six choices of things which he thinks should be better known.
Edmund de Waal, Penelope Lively and Peter Parker discuss the attractions of combining memoir and social history, and the fascination of ‘the silent eloquence of the physical world’.
Beryl Bainbridge and Hilary Mantel read from their works and discuss the difficulties and rewards of writing historical fiction. Chaired by Peter Parker.
Writer Peter Parker discusses Isherwood's influence on the finished novel.
Peter Parker talks about AE Housman's A Shropshire Lad and how the poems are shot through with unfulfilled longing for young men.