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THE UNCONDITIONAL HAROLD

One day in 1958 Irving Wardle received a letter from Harold Pinter. It was the beginning of a bittersweet friendship between a star writer and a leading critic ... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAutumn 2009FEATURESIrving Wardletheatre

WHAT IS THEATRE FOR?

After scraping a living as a scullion, Irving Wardle became a drama critic for the Times. It set him on a lifelong quest to answer one question read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsIrving WardleJuly/August 2013long readmemoirtheatre

IN SEARCH OF NELLY

Northern England, 1936: a boy of six suddenly hears that he once had a mother. Only later does he piece together her story. A memoir by Irving Wardle read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsARTSISSUES & IDEASsummer 2010

MARGARET ATWOOD'S PANORAMA

Notes on a Voice: the literary critic Peter Kemp analyses the Canadian novelist's "prodigious output" read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksJuly/August 2013notes on a voicePeter Kemp

PRE-OWNED, RE-USED

Applied Fashion: the pressure is building to buy new-season clothes. Time for Rebecca Willis, then, to pay another visit to the second-hand shop read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT applied fashionArtsClothesRebecca WillisSeptember/October 2013STYLE

A PSYCHEDELIC ODYSSEY

Short Read: for his pick of the autumn movies, Nicholas Barber chooses a mysterious story with "intoxicating visuals" read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmmoviesNicholas BarberSeptember/October 2013THIS SEASON

COMPELLING CAMPAIGN, PAINSTAKING DETAILS

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends a stirring novel about the Lockerbie bombing, an immersive history and a seductive walk   read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtscultureMaggie FergussonSeptember/October 2013Six Good Books

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