It is well known that Stendhal compared politics in a novel to a gunshot in the middle of a concert – this novel of modern British politcs is more like a mirror being shot at.
Reading What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is like settling into a roller coaster.
Like sex, money is something that a lot of people spend a lot of time thinking about (and wanting more of). Shakespeare was no exception.
“I was on the scrapheap,” the Beatles bassist had thought, aged 27, when the band split up. How wrong he was.
Lynsey Hanley’s memoir Respectable: the Experience of Class attacks the sharp-elbowed bourgeoisie – but society will only be transformed by building coalitions between the middle and working classes.
Together, Ann Wroe and Bruce Watson's new books illuminate – no other word will do – the brilliance all around.
As a fiction writer, Hensher has virtuosity on tap, so every page delivers something enjoyable and even eye-popping.
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space shows how rivalries developed during the fraught search for gravitational revenge.
Daniel Oppenheimer's Exit Right: the People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century examines the apostates who crossed the political divide.
A group portrait of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland reviewed.
Sometimes, it takes a surprising turn of events – or even the promise of a reward – to start someone off reading.
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