The Dark Circle by Linda Grant review – heartbreak and hope in postwar London

From Dickens to Camus to Solzhenitsyn, disease and cure (along with their institutions and instruments) have been so well used as metaphors that careful handling by Grant of the enclosed world of the sanatorium is imperative, if it is not to seem stale. But she is far too subtle a novelist to miss this, and […]

The final heatwave! Britain is set to be hotter than Portugal next week as Indian Summer sees temperatures hit 81F

It comes after a mixed few weeks. There was a record-breaking heatwave in the first half of August when temperatures reached at least 93F (34C) for six consecutive days, while the second half of the month brought named storms Ellen and Francis, and one of the coldest August bank holiday weekends ever.

‘Ammonite’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan play emotionally isolated mid-19th century women of different classes opening themselves up to passion in ‘God’s Own Country’ director Francis Lee’s second feature. In his profoundly affecting 2017 feature debut God’s Own Country, Francis Lee crafted a queer love story for the ages, carved out of rigorous emotional candor, uninhibited […]