Alexandra Harris

Here is a selection of my recent reviews:


Life in Squares, Bloomsbury drama series on BBC2, reviewed as ‘My Highlight’ in the Guardian, July 2015

Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske, by Julia Blackburn, reviewed in the TLS, July 2015.

John Aubrey by Ruth Scurr, reviewed in the Guardian, March 2015.

The English and their History, by Robert Tombes, reviewed in Prospect, February 2015.

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography, by Meryle Secrest, reviewed in the Guardian, January 2015.


Tambora by Gillen D'Arcy Wood reviewed in The Literary Review, May 2014

Ruin Lust Exhibition at Tate Britain reviewed in Apollo, May 2014

Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss reviewed in the Guardian, 19 April 2014

The Poets' Wives by David Park reviewed in the Guardian, 8 March 2014

The Great Indoors, by Ben Highmore, reviewed for The Guardian, 10 January 2014


The English in Love, by Claire Langhamer, reviewed for The Guardian, 9 August 2013.

Her Brilliant Career, by Rachel Cooke, reviewed for The Guardian, 17 October 2013.

Careless People, by Sarah Churchwell, reviewed for the New Statesman, 16 June 2013

The Charleston Bulletin, by Virginia Woolf and Quentin Bell, introduced in The Guardian, 15 June 2013

Paul Nash: Landscape and the Life of Objects, by Andrew Causey, reviewed in the Literary Review, June 2013

Asunder, by Chloe Aridjis, reviewed for The Guardian, 1 June 2013

Turned Out Nice Again, by Richard Mabey, reviewed for The Guardian, 23 March 2013

Benjamin Britten by Paul Kildea, lead review for the New Statesman, 7 February 2013