India Knight

India Knight writes a column for the Sunday Times. Her second novel will be published in May.

Nit, Sick and Bore: The Mitfords

India Knight, 3 January 2002

Either you love the jokes or you don’t, with the Mitfords. The biting, ferocious ‘teases’, the flippancy, the apparent inability to take anything particularly seriously, are everything, not least because they encapsulate all that used to be good about Englishness, and all that is grotesque also. The jokes, always cruel, both charm and repel; without them, you’re left...

Stick in a Pie for Tomorrow: Thrift

Jenny Turner, 14 May 2009

It’s curious in so many ways, watching the consumer bubble as it shrivels. People don’t stop wanting to buy stuff just because they are frightened. There are so many ways that fear...

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