Lambs to the slaughter: the fiasco of the Dieppe Raid, August 1942

October 29, 2020 9:34 am

One Day in August: Ian Fleming, Enigma and the Deadly Raid on Dieppe by David O’Keefe reviewed


Too much sound and fury in Christopher Nolan’s movies

October 29, 2020 9:32 am

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries and Marvels of Christopher Nolan by Tom Shone reviewed


Why should The Strand survive?

October 26, 2020 11:54 am

It has become another improbable victim of the culture wars


Ivan Morozov: the Russian businessman with a passion for the avant-garde

October 22, 2020 9:40 am

Morozov: The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection by Natalya Semenova reviewed

jack reacher

A Jack Reacher travesty

October 22, 2020 9:36 am

The Sentinel by Lee Child and Andrew Child reviewed


Cyber apocalypse

October 22, 2020 9:33 am

The Silence by Don DeLillo reviewed

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The gospel of separation according to Malcolm X

October 22, 2020 9:30 am

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne reviewed


The scholars who solved the riddles in the sands

October 22, 2020 9:26 am

A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology by Toby Wilkinson reviewed


Days of glory

October 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe by Judith Herrin reviewed


Their Majesties the Presidents

October 16, 2020 5:51 pm

Gimson’s Presidents: Brief Lives from Washington to Trump by Andrew Gimson reviewed

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Andrew Cuomo’s revisionist history

October 16, 2020 9:25 am

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic by Andrew Cuomo reviewed


A passion for pastiche: China’s Potemkin villages

October 15, 2020 9:30 am

Fake Heritage: Why We Rebuild Monuments by John Darlington reviewed


Behind the veil of secrecy: GCHQ emerges from the shadows

October 15, 2020 9:23 am

Behind the Enigma: The Authorized History of GCHQ, Britain’s Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency by John Ferris reviewed


Diplomatic daughters go behind the scenes at Yalta

October 15, 2020 9:17 am

The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War by Catherine Grace Katz reviewed


Monumental Mahler

October 14, 2020 2:12 pm

The Eighth: Mahler and the World in 1910 by Stephen Johnson reviewed


French letters

October 11, 2020 11:57 am

Twentieth Century Paris: A Literary Guide for Travellers (1900-1950) by Marie-José Gransard reviewed

stuart evers

Modern English

October 11, 2020 11:40 am

The Blind Light by Stuart Evers reviewed

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Small is beautiful

October 10, 2020 1:47 pm

A Lover’s Discourse by Xiaolu Guo reviewed

beatles glimpses

We loved them, yeah, yeah, yeah

October 9, 2020 6:13 pm

150 Glimpses of the Beatles by Craig Brown reviewed

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Spare me the cult of Sally Rooney

October 8, 2020 4:05 pm

‘Chic lit’ has turned terrible books into status symbols


Break-out and betrayal in Occupied Europe

October 8, 2020 3:59 pm

MI9 by Helen Fry and War in the Shadows by Patrick Marnham reviewed

red pill

Breakdown in Berlin

October 8, 2020 3:38 pm

Red Pill by Hari Kunzru reviewed

tangled web

The coming stitch-up

October 4, 2020 10:59 am

The Tangled Web We Weave: Inside the Shadow System That Shapes the Internet by James Ball reviewed

jimmy carter

Jimmy Carter, Christian martyr

October 2, 2020 4:10 pm

His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life by Jonathan Alter reviewed

nick hornby

Opposites attract

October 1, 2020 8:35 am

Just Like You by Nick Hornby reviewed