Kenneth Grahame

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The Wind in the Wilton’s review – Mr Toad and pals take on weaselly property developers
Piers Torday’s update of the children’s classic brings Kenneth Grahame’s animals to modern-day London

David Jays

01, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Recently discovered Wind in the Willows illustration to be sold at auction
The pencil and ink drawing of a swaggering Mr Toad and his friends by EH Shepard was found hanging on the stairs of an East Anglian country house

Sarah Shaffi

18, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Wind in the Willows review – Grahame classic restaged as fable for our times
Lockdown loneliness, eco-crisis and land ownership are explored with varying degrees of subtlety in an uplifting show

Mark Fisher

09, Jul, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Top 10 books about the River Thames
From bucolic source to marshy lower reaches, London’s mighty river has inspired great writing

Caroline Crampton

26, Jun, 2019 @12:40 PM

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The Wind in the Willows review – tales of the riverbank told with spirit and invention
An immersive show for the under-fives strikes gold and acts as a primer for Peter Leslie Wild’s inventive and boisterous main stage production

Mark Fisher

19, Dec, 2018 @2:49 PM

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In brief: Eternal Boy; Childhood; ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’ – reviews
A biography of Kenneth Grahame explores a life of tragedy, Gerard Reve unsettles with a tale of Nazi-occupied Amsterdam and Geoff Dyer finds joy in Where Eagles Dare

Alexander Larman

02, Dec, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Writing women into The Wind in the Willows revitalises the canon
Making imaginative room for another sex in this much-loved classic opened up its world to me

Kij Johnson

11, Oct, 2017 @11:30 AM

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Novel recipes: Potted beef from The Wind in the Willows
Warm weather means picnics, so Kate Young recreates a recipe enjoyed by Ratty and Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s tale

Kate Young

20, Apr, 2017 @1:36 PM

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The top 10 books about rivers
The ‘amniotic’ pull of rivers fascinates Katharine Norbury, who shares her top 10 books of watery inspiration

Katharine Norbury

18, Feb, 2015 @1:00 PM

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Top 10 books about intelligent animals

Karen Joy Fowler: From Watership Down to Animal Farm, here are 10 novels filled with anthropomorphic frailties and fantasies

Karen Joy Fowler

26, Mar, 2014 @1:10 PM

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My hero: Mr Badger by Patrick Barkham
The welcome arrival of Kenneth Grahame's Mr Badger marked a turning point in human relations with the brave and elusive creature, writes Patrick Barkham

Patrick Barkham

06, Dec, 2013 @7:39 PM

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Badgers' fate influenced by books, research discovers
Portrayals of badgers in literature from The Wind in the Willows to Beatrix Potter linked to UK's conflicted attitude to culling

Alison Flood

24, Apr, 2012 @2:31 PM

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