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The Rise And Fall Of The Catholic Novelist

BY RICHARD GRIFFITHS CONTINUUM, £25 T he pen, the cross and the sword are the three mighty symbols, signifying literature, faith and conquest – which is the greatest has always......

Catherine The Great’s Ambivalent Heritage

BY SIMON DIXON T he author of this spirited and detailed biography takes the epithet “the Great” as a challenge rather than a tribute and provides a rounded portrait of the......

Voltaireʼs Calligrapher By Pablo De Santis (harper,...

of de Santis’s 2001 Spanish novel, Voltaire’s Calligrapher follows the career of Dalessius, for whom the term “calligrapher” is, apparently, synonymous with “messenger and spy”,......