RisingTideFallingStar by Philip Hoare review – a love of the ocean wave

There’s a radiant passage at the end of Philip Hoare’s prize-winning 2008 book Leviathan, where the author describes diving with a group of sperm whales off the Azores. He gazes into the ocean around him, endlessly deep, endlessly wide. “It was as if I were looking into the universe,” he writes. A vast whale swims […]

Rory Stewart on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek

Rory Stewart OBE is MP for Penrith and The Border and Minister of State at the Department for International Development (DFID). After a period in the army, he joined the Foreign Office, serving in Indonesia and the Balkans and becoming deputy-governor of two provinces in Southern Iraq. His father Brian was a keen walker who […]

Harry Parker interview on Literary Friction

Harry Parker discusses his new novel ‘Anatomy of a Soldier’ on this month’s edition of Literary Friction – a Literary Talk Show on NTS Radio hosted by Carrie Plitt and Octavia