Kathryn Hughes on Elisabeth of Austria

HAIR MAJESTY PONDER Portillo on the Last of the Wagners or

Shawcross on Pilger's Hidden Agenda

EXAMINE The Tate with George Melly, Space with Yuri Gagarin,

Capitalism with John Redwood or VISIT Berlin, Spain, the Ottoman Empire or go Country House SNOOPING

APRIL FICTION: Hilary Mantel on Toni Morrison's Paradise

Clive Sinclair on Kundera's Identity Marina Warner on Wolf's Medea Margaret Forster on Seymour's Telling John Irving * Nick Hornby * Emma Tennant Khairi on David Caute's Novel They Dared not Publish PLUS Why Wars Happen * Lawrence Durrell's Life * the Quest for the Arcanum