Books 27 November 2009

What if the EU was a Nazi conspiracy?

Focusing on that triumph of opacity and elitist disdain for the people - the EU - Adam LeBor’s enjoyable conspiracy-theory thriller draws a little too closely on reality.

4 September 2009

Tackling rugby union’s superiority complex

From Bloodgate to cocaine abuse, the sport of posh boys and coppers can no longer claim the moral high ground.

28 August 2009

The Ashes: a five-act Australian tragedy

With fate, a tragic hero and a Hussey, the 2009 Ashes series played out like a classical tragedy — for the Aussies.

10 July 2009

The year British sport got serious

From the subdued transfer market to the meritocracy of Wimbledon, UK sport seems to have opted out of silly season.