Laura Marsh

Inside the Ring

Is the circus art?

The difference between the stage and the big top.

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Now published for the first time, Conan Doyle's Arctic adventures offer a pre-Holmes glimpse of the writer.

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The Myth of the Londoner

A sentimental attachment to the idea of “the Londoner” gets the better of these historians.

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Henry Hitchings’s new book points out all of the ideological pitfalls of debating language use, and he takes pains to avoid falling into them himself.

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All About Eve

Ernest Beckett’s complicated, nebulous family promises more than a colorful cast of personalities. Ernest's family invites the author, Michael Holroyd

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Animality

The animals in Paul Muldoon’s poems do not tell us how we should act, but they do allow us to “glimpse the possibility of what we might become.” His n

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Drugs and Words

Robert Morrison’s biography somewhat daringly takes its title from De Quincey’s most famous work, Confessions of an English Opium Eater. While he draw

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Tongues Twisted

Before Nicholas Ostler’s own ideology—entailing a fanciful technological determinism—takes hold of his argument, The Last Lingua Franca is wide-rangin

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