Gillian Tindall

Every generation feels that it is moving on the uncharted frontier of time and historians, too, are subject to this insecurity. However, it is some...
Within two generations coal merchants, who used to be everywhere in London, have disappeared from our streets and, along with them, both the smoke...

Gillian Tindall reflects on a recent discovery by a Dickens scholar, which offers new insights into the great writer’s early years.

Gillian Tindall reviews a work on the English folk hero of Sherwood Forest

The 'City of Gold' is two places, explains Gilliian Tindall. People have been coming to Bombay for 300 years, hoping to make their fortune. But in their search for gold many have died. Their bodies were laid in a place known as Sonapur, which also means 'the city of gold' since, according to an Indian saying, to die is to be turned to gold.