Alexander Larman

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Friday, 14 June 2019

The private lives of poets

The revelation in last weekend’s Sunday Times that the much-loved Poet Laureate John Betjeman – so-called ‘teddy bear to the …

By Alexander Larman

Friday, 7 June 2019

The Divine Comedy: Office Politics review

Over the past twenty-five years, Neil Hannon, founder and supremo of the band The Divine Comedy, has quietly established himself …

By Alexander Larman

Friday, 31 May 2019

Complicated mythologies are killing television

The final season of Game of Thrones ground to a fiery and murderous end, earlier this month. Whether you believe …

By Alexander Larman

Friday, 17 May 2019

Simon Armitage is a fitting choice for Poet Laureate

The news that Simon Armitage has been appointed the new Poet Laureate, the twenty-first in England’s history, is both profoundly …

By Alexander Larman