Bank of England Governor Mark Carney marked his 100th day in office yesterday with his monetary policy assured and a political battle looming over stability risks from the government’s housing-market plans.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said harassment of women lobbying for 19th-century novelist Jane Austen’s image to appear on U.K. banknotes was “shocking” and the perpetrators should be prosecuted.
Jane Austen famously refused to acknowledge the Napoleonic Wars in her books. The detective novelist P.D. James rectifies that in the first chapter of “Death Comes to Pemberley,” her follow-up to “Pride and Prejudice.” She even throws in a corpse.
Reading the critic William Deresiewicz’s takedowns of Susan Sontag , Philip Roth , Richard Powers (the list goes on) is like watching a big-game hunter wield an elephant gun against snorting, charging beasts. You may not approve -- sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t -- but the nerve and expertise are dazzling.