The world of William Hogarth, by Jenny Uglow

With a new exhibition of William Hogarth’s work and Grayson Perry’s tapestries drawing comparisons with his illustrations, it seemed a good moment to speak to Jenny Uglow, author of his biography, Hogarth, about his remarkable life and times. Your biography of William Hogarth was published in 1997. What was it first drew you to his…

Disobeying Hitler: an interview with Randall Hansen

Randall Hansen’s book Disobeying Hitler has been described by Ben Macintyre as ‘a welcome counterpoint to the Hollywood image of German resistance’ as portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Valkyrie movie, and Saul David called it ‘an excellent, carefully researched and well written  account of German resistance. His conclusions will, of course, be music  to…