Books

Exclusive: the eagerly anticipated (or not) Trump-era memoirs of 2019

December 14, 2018 2:15 pm

Trump White House memoirs are rolling off the presses. Let’s imagine the ones yet to come

Words to rally and inspire: stirring speeches from Elizabeth I to the present

December 13, 2018 2:38 pm

Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher reviewed

The minefield of mime: ‘halt’ to an American signifies ‘hi’ to an Arab

December 13, 2018 2:27 pm

Dictionary of Gestures: Expressive Comportments and Movements in Use Around the World by François Caradec reviewed

A biting Chinese brainwashing satire

December 13, 2018 2:19 pm

China Dream by Ma Jian reviewed

Relish — and cultivate — your grievances

December 13, 2018 2:09 pm

How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment — The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life by Sophie Hannah reviewed

How any mother — or baby — survived childbirth before the 20th century is astonishing

December 13, 2018 2:02 pm

The Hand that Rocked the Cradle: The Art of Birth and Infancy by Sue Laurence reviewed

‘Jeeves and the Midnight Mess’: A Christmas short story

December 13, 2018 10:00 am

A pudding predicament strikes on Christmas Eve

The boy who dreams: A Christmas short story by Susan Hill

December 13, 2018 9:39 am

Some nights, Aziz has visions

Spectator USA’s Books of the Year 2018

December 8, 2018 2:12 pm

What our writers have been reading this year

What if Michelangelo traveled to Constantinople?

December 6, 2018 1:38 pm

Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Enard reviewed

Elizabeth II: Queen of tact and diplomacy

December 6, 2018 1:28 pm

Queen of the World: Elizabeth II: Sovereign and Stateswoman by Robert Hardman reviewed

Edward Gorey: master of the macabre

December 6, 2018 1:17 pm

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery reviewed

The first manifesto of the next neoconservatism

December 5, 2018 11:31 am

The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays by Wesley Yang reviewed

Camille Paglia: ‘Hillary wants Trump to win again’

December 4, 2018 9:48 am

The author and academic discusses 2020, Trump and Jordan Peterson

What sells more books: Trump love or Trump hate?

November 30, 2018 3:43 pm

The answer probably won’t surprise you

Michelle Obama: ‘I was happy that Barack’s career came first’

November 29, 2018 2:40 pm

Becoming by Michelle Obama reviewed

For Marie Colvin, mortal danger was what made life worth living

November 29, 2018 2:11 pm

In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum reviewed

China’s power grab steps up apace

November 29, 2018 1:41 pm

The New Silk Roads: The Present and the Future of the World by Peter Frankopan reviewed

Bertie takes on the Black Shorts

November 29, 2018 1:16 pm

Jeeves and the King of Clubs by Ben Schott reviewed

The peculiar allure of the Pyrenees

November 29, 2018 1:00 pm

The Savage Frontier: The Pyrenees in History and the Imagination by Matthew Carr reviewed

Edward VIII: Unlucky in love, or a Nazi-loving cad?

November 25, 2018 7:49 am

Edward VIII: An American Life by Ted Powell reviewed

How Michelle Obama became a diva

November 24, 2018 3:01 pm

And the media carried on pretending she was flawless

Hermann the Good German: the mystic life of Hermann Hesse

November 22, 2018 2:58 pm

Hesse: The Wanderer and His Shadow by Gunnar Decker reviewed

In the realms of gold: exploring Africa’s rich history

November 22, 2018 2:51 pm

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages by Francois-Xavier Fauvelle reviewed

Kenneth Grahame: another boy who wouldn’t grow up

November 22, 2018 2:18 pm

Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame by Matthew Dennison reviewed