A new book by Liam Byrne explains that the British government is making a critical mistake in its methods of combating home-grown extremism.
I like my holidays chatty, boozy, and booky – the only problem is what to pack.
Is the new Harry Potter play canon? Your ultimate, extremely geeky, points-based guide.
David Goldblatt's The Games is a history of the tarnished Olympics, from Avery Brundage to, yes, London 2012.
Rifkind’s genteel new book, Power and Pragmatism, is a beguiling memoir.
D B C Pierre ponders whether writing is a teachable subject in his new book, Release the Bats: Writing Your Way Out of It.
New books by Lyndal Roper and Diarmaid MacCulloch reveal the scatalogy and theology of one of history's best known theologians.
A new book by Richard English suggests that killing can bring its own rewards.
Six women and four debut novels make the list on a year with a number of notable omissions and surprise inclusions.
In Peacock & Vine, Byatt has turned works of art and their shade, texture, patina and heft into words.
Rethink: the Surprising History of New Ideas by Steven Poole reviewed.
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