Clearing London's fog (Features) , June 2013, 18
The enthralling history of eighteenth-century London.
An old-fashioned picaro (Features) , November 2012, 10
On The Adventures of Roderick Random and Tobias Smollet.
A checkered life (Books) , December 2011, 86
A review of Improbable Patriot: The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution by Harlow Giles Unger
Sentimental journeys (Features) , October 2009, 24
On The Letters of Laurence Sterne, edited by Melvyn New and Peter de Voogd.
A case of murder?: a reply (Letters) , October 2009, 82
Cheerfulness breaks in (Features) , June 2009, 17
On two new biographies of the incomparable Dr. Johnson.