John Spurling

Winged Sense
July 10, 2012

Professor Tim Birkhead, author of The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Ornithology, is a birder of birders, and his new book, as its title implies, is an am

Mystery Boy
June 05, 2012

The world’s excitement about Tutankhamen began from the moment his tomb was discovered, for the simple reason that it was the first Ancient Egyptian r

The Aftermath
February 01, 2012

Kwasi Kwarteng, in his vivid and stimulating book, takes a fresh approach to "the great gabbed-up British Empire," moving the argument on from the Emp