‘The house,’ says Margaret Forster, ‘has an immense influence on its inhabitants

‘The house,’ says Margaret Forster, ‘has an immense influence on its inhabitants.’ Gerald Isaaman finds her latest book, on that very subject, right up his street.

Event Title eg: Life of PI
Tamisa are a gifted band. Together, they are electro-rock band Tamisa (Thames in Portuguese), so named because they formed in London.
This year’s Highgate International Music Festival is serving up a sumptuous feast of music later this month and into December.
ENDS NOV' 23. Robert Holman’s two-hander – here getting its London premiere – presents an odd encounter between...
Here's a show that would be supremely better without its fart jokes. Every time you find something to love about this musical – catchy songs, clever set – there is a puerile gag about bums or bonking.
Throbbing with energy and studded with Kinks hits, Sunny Afternoon has transfered from Hampstead Theatre.
Could there be a better icon for teenage women in the cinemas in recent years than Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal of Katniss Everdeen?
The story of Alan Turing has rightly become one of the great, heroic legends of the Second World War. You will recall this brilliant man was a key cryptographer working at Bletchley Park.
Ruth Gorb talks to biographer Selina Hastings about her enigmatic father.
Launched in late September, this is an innovative restaurant with a few surprises up its sleeve. The menu is a kaleidoscope of global cuisines...
How should the state keep us safe without spying on us? Dan Carrier previews an event debating the challenges of the digital age, all part of Being Human.