Obituary Edward Mortimer

Edward Mortimer, foreign affairs journalist who became Kofi Annan’s speechwriter at the UN– obituary His ability to listen intently to opposing arguments contributed to the style of Annan’s leadership ByTelegraph Obituaries27 June 2021 • 10:00pm Edward Mortimer...

Bloomsbury Stud – Sculptor, wrecker and seducer

A beautiful book, but a fairly orthodox biography of the Hon. Stephen “Tommy” Tomlin Bloomsbury Stud: The Life of Stephen “Tommy” Tomlin by Michael Bloch and Susan Fox M.A.B., £40.00 Despite its pornography–promising title, Bloomsbury Stud is a fairly orthodox...

A pre-lockdown magazine feature

The Amazon delivery guy rang the bell, then scampered off to safety behind the garden gate, a good distance, but not so far that he couldn’t hear and acknowledge my “thank you.” My wife is so far coping with her duties as a Parish Counsellor by attending meetings...

We shouldn’t be so squeamish about eating foie gras

Norman Kolpas argues that overfeeding geese mimics what pre-migratory birds do naturally, and our disapproval betrays an ignorance of bird physiology Foie Gras: A Global History Norman Kolpas Reaktion Books, pp. 152, £10.99 In his excellent, brief chronicle of foie...

John Hopkins Telegraph obituary

Jump to content NEWS WEBSITE OF THE YEAR Telegraph View Our columnists Letters to the Editor Obituaries Cartoons On this day John Hopkins, colourful US novelist who chronicled the louche expat scene in Tangier – obituary A central figure in the group that included...

Barbara Rose, art historian with a colourful private life

Barbara Rose CREDIT Chris Felver Getty Images Barbara Rose, the internationally celebrated art historian, curator, critic and filmmaker, who has died aged 84, was a pioneer in several fields of scholarship, ranging from the art of Romanesque Spain to contemporary...