Book review

moran

The chronic crisis in adolescent mental health care

September 24, 2020 9:23 am

More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran reviewed

magdalena

A river runs through it

September 21, 2020 11:00 am

Magdalena: River of Dreams by Wade Davis reviewed

piranesi

A dazzling fable about loneliness

September 17, 2020 4:12 pm

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke reviewed

special relationship

The Special Relationship was never very special

September 17, 2020 3:58 pm

The Curse of Being Special, from Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit by Ian Buruma reviewed

harry perry robinson

Never a dull sentence: the journalism of Harry Perry Robinson

September 15, 2020 8:58 am

Escape Artist: The Nine Lives of Harry Perry Robinson by Joseph McAleer reviewed

beavers

Eager for beavers : the case for their reintroduction to Britain

September 10, 2020 10:28 am

Bringing Back the Beaver: The Story of One Man’s Quest to Rewild Britain’s Waterways by Derek Gow reviewed

wagnerism wagner

Hitler’s admiration has severely damaged Wagner’s reputation

September 10, 2020 9:47 am

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music by Alex Ross reviewed

goodhart

Too much learning is a dangerous thing

September 10, 2020 9:07 am

Head, Hand, Heart: Why Intelligence Is Over-Rewarded, Manual Workers Matter, and Caregivers Deserve More Respect by David Goodhart reviewed

jfk

The magic of JFK remains undimmed

September 10, 2020 8:52 am

JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 by Fredrik Logevall reviewed

thebes

City of the Sphinx

September 9, 2020 2:37 pm

Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece by Paul Cartledge reviewed

notre-dame poirier

Our lady of hope

September 6, 2020 12:09 pm

Notre-Dame: The Soul of France by Agnès Poirier reviewed

robin hood

Not such a hero: the tarnished legend of Robin Hood

September 3, 2020 12:09 am

Storyworlds of Robin Hood: The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw by Lesley Coote reviewed

antiracist baby

Is your baby racist?

September 2, 2020 5:41 pm

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi reviewed

bass rock wyld

Rock, a hard place

August 30, 2020 2:44 pm

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld reviewed

toussaint louverture

Toussaint Louverture: the true hero of Haiti

August 27, 2020 11:14 am

Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh reviewed

elena ferrante

A story without redemption

August 27, 2020 10:59 am

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante reviewed

family cluase

Return of the patriarch

August 23, 2020 1:06 pm

The Family Clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri reviewed

freemasonry

On the square, on the level

August 22, 2020 9:55 am

The Craft: How Freemasons Made the Modern World by John Dickie reviewed

italian

Lucky Tim

August 21, 2020 5:12 pm

Italian Life: A Modern Fable of Loyalty and Betrayal by Tim Parks reviewed

chopin

It’s time to leave Chopin in peace

August 20, 2020 12:14 pm

Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions by Annik LaFarge reviewed

selim

In just eight years Selim I became ‘God’s Shadow on Earth’

August 20, 2020 11:51 am

God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World by Alan Mikhail reviewed

bunker

Should we all be prepping for the end of days?

August 20, 2020 11:18 am

Bunker: Building for the End Times by Bradley Garrett reviewed

kate reed petty

Who is telling the truth in Kate Reed Petty’s debut novel?

August 13, 2020 11:49 am

True Story by Kate Reed Petty reviewed

ali smith

A toast to brotherhood

August 13, 2020 11:49 am

Summer by Ali Smith reviewed

smallpox

It took two centuries to eradicate smallpox even after a vaccine was invented

August 6, 2020 12:26 am

The Great Inoculator by Gavin Weightman and War Against Smallpox by Michael Bennett reviewed