Best of books: Richard Fidler knows his history (and his roads), while Philippa Gregory avoids dragons in her own novels

Sally Pryor
November 26 2022 - 5:30am
Best of Books: An artist's journey, a book of roads and a literary history lesson

Roald Dahl lived in a world of children's fantasy, but he was complicated and not all that nice, as a new history of his life (and many others) reveals. Meanwhile, Richard Fidler has come up with a magic formula for his thoughtful works of history, and Daisy Buchanan's new novel is a disappointment, to say the least.

Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor

Features Editor

As features editor at The Canberra Times, I love telling people things they didn't know - or even things they've always known - about the city we live in.

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