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Her charming but cruel novel Evelina is a great read – but it lacks the true greatness of Jane Austen’s work

Dr James Whitehead has responded to calls for pornography to be taught in schools

There was certainly an inner melancholy to Anita Brookner’s fiction

Downton is accurate in at least one regard in that it gives us a taster of anti-Catholic prejudice

No great novelist should have to resort to explicit sex scenes

Have we turned nature into another form of self-indulgence?

The phrase strikes a tinny note against this Catholic’s lexical eardrum