CHARLIE CONNELLY

CHARLIE CONNELLY on French actor and "queen of self-promotion" Sarah Bernhardt's Great European Life.

Considered by many to be the finest goalkeeper to play the game, CHARLIE CONNELLY looks at the life of Lev Yashin.

The author of Das Boot would have hated the new TV adaptation - but he hated most things. CHARLIE CONNELLY on the troubled mind which could never escape the terror of war beneath the waves.

On the anniversary of his death CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look at novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky in this week's Great European Lives.

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look into the life of German heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.

Why does the death of a footballer produce such a particular and profound sense of pathos? asks CHARLIE CONNELLY

CHARLIE CONNELLY examines the life of Edvard Munch, December 12, 1863 - January 23, 1944

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the mysterious death of the sublimely-talented footballer Matthias Sindelar. CHARLIE CONNELLY revisits the tragic story of a true Austrian hero

Gilda Gray built an entire career on the shimmy, the dance she developed as a teenager, writes CHARLIE CONNELLY in the most recent Great European Lives.

CHARLIE CONNELLY on the life of the last president of Czechoslovakia

CHARLIE CONNELLY reflects on the work of iconic Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.

After Jonathan Franzen's puffed-up advice for aspiring writers got a mauling online, CHARLIE CONNELLY offers his own, less pretentious tips.

Ahead of the centenary of the end of the First World War. CHARLIE CONNELLY reconstructs the moving and momentous events of the very first Armistice Day, assembling personal accounts from diaries, newspaper and museum archives.

Anthea Bell, who died last month, deserves to be remembered as one of the continent's literary greats, says CHARLIE CONNELLY

After his death in the final week of the First World War Edward Connelly faded from family history, until a chance discovery by CHARLIE CONNELLY. He started to piece together the details of his relative's short life and, in a powerful act of remembrance, undertook a personal pilgrimage, from the soldier's place of birth to his final resting place.

Johann Sebastian Bach's trek through Germany to Lubeck is a little known chapter in an extraordinary life. CHARLIE CONNELLY learns more.

CHARLIE CONNELLY examines the life of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, August 30, 1958 - October 7, 2006

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes you through the fascinating life of environmentalist, Petra Kelly.

Born December 31, 1908; died September 20, 2005. CHARLIE CONNELLY on the extraordinary life of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal

​He lived the archetypal life of a poet - intense, eventful and tragic. Yet Friedrich Hölderlin remains an obscure figure outside Germany. A newly-translated work, outlining a momentous existence, could change all that, says CHARLIE CONNELLY

CHARLIE CONNELLY ​on a long-forgotten work which captured the thrill of exploring Europe, while also creating a proto-Brexiteer for whom travel is hardly worth the bother

Three decades after the death of Kim Philby, perhaps Britain's most notorious spy, CHARLIE CONNELLY ponders the changing nature of espionage

The savaging that Milo Yiannopoulos' awful book received at the hands of its editor provided joy for many. But CHARLIE CONNELLY had a very personal, and pressing, reason not to join in the ridicule

The wind has no respect for borders, politics or humans. Here literary correspondent CHARLIE CONNELLY tracks one author's trek across Europe in search of gales, breezes and hurricanes

Our fixation with Germany is based on a fatal misunderstanding of its history and risks poisoning our future relationship,

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