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Featured Video Close More Video David, David, David, you can't be serious. You're a smart guy, you didn't really say, Virginia Woolf is the only writer that interests me as a woman writer...What about Austen and the Bronte Sisters, Doris Lessing and
Iris Murdoch, sympathetic fellow Dilys Rowe meets Iris Murdoch, author and Oxford don Dilys Rowe Iris Murdoch, author, photographed by Jane Bown in 1978. Photograph: Jane Bown In Iris Murdoch , some of us feel, this country has a writer to rank with
I think I was in love with you from Seaforth days,' she wrote to Foot. 'And this has never stopped.' Photograph: Jane Bown In The Black Prince , her great novel about the perils of love, Iris Murdoch has her main character say: "What dangerous
1 September 2012 Dame Iris Murdoch enjoyed an intense 60-year romance with one of her closest friends, a collection of newly-released letters has revealed. The 250 letters, spanning half a century from the 1940s to the 1990s, were written by Murdoch
Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian Iris Murdoch's profound love for one of her closest friends and, for a while, her lover the philosopher Philippa Foot, are revealed in a collection of letters acquired by a British archive with £107,000 of lottery money.
Weymouth chanteuse, Bebe Black, may have started off making jazz and blues but in recent times has t... After playing Douglas Reynholm, the nation's favourite clueless boss in The IT Crowd, Matt Berry's n... I've just pulled off the most audacious
Biography, once an exercise in solemn sanctification, is now robust and irreverent and all the better for it. Yet we should not be afraid to admire our subjects Frank Thompson in military uniform with his parents and brother EP Thompson There are,
Frank Thompson, elder brother of historian EP Thompson. Photograph: Private Collection/Bloomsbury Frank Thompson is better known in Britain as brother of the historian EP Thompson , but in Bulgaria he is a national hero.
In a strange way, it compels me' ... book dedication found in a copy of A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch Far too sophisticated for me I suppose is the answer...I don't find it all funny but can see how as a play it could
Sean McGrady Mind over matter the philosopher in Murdoch is more forceful than the novelist, says Sean McGrady. Photograph: Jane Bown One fine Belfast day in the utterly crazy year of 1972, young Marius Moonston, The Backslider, decides to take a