Issue No. 1
In this first issue, Naomi Alderman talks books, body-building, fatherhood and feminism with debonair actor and Booker judge DAN STEVENS; and we reconsider THE WOMAN IN WHITE as The Book of the Season, getting to grips with the Victorian classic through fashion, film, food and more.
A quick hello from the editor, a flurry of winter news and a capacious conversation with DAN STEVENS.
The Interview: DAN STEVENS by Naomi Alderman — A freewheeling interview with a bookish heart-throb
The Book of the Season is Wilkie Collins’ THE WOMAN IN WHITE, with midnight fashion, TV soaps, abandoned bon-bons and monochrome moans.
Introduction: An inferno of suspense by Seb Emina
Epoch: The year eighteen-sixty by Henry Jeffreys — Investigating a year of gossip, narcosis, revolution and junk food
Recipe: Bon-bons de chocolat à la vanilla by Hattie Ellis — What’s with Fosco’s bon-bons?
To write a soap by Lilie Ferrari — The modern pedlars of serialised sensation
Fashion: White gothic
White, red, green, yellow, purple and blue by Emily King — Why monochrome dressing is not as simple as it seems
Unputdownable by Nicci French — Sometimes reading is like a tent and sometimes it is like a scrapyard