Labour held three separate inquiries into anti-Semitism within its ranks during the first part of 2016. A new book by Dave Rich investigates how we got to this point.
Stefan Buczacki’s account of the affair, My Darling Mr Asquith, ought to be titallating – but it takes a long time to show that Venetia was "unlikable" and "not very interesting".
The Murderous History of Bible Translations by Harry Freedman reveals the fraught story of the famous text.
Estuary: Out from London to the Sea takes the reader on a journey through a space that can be lethal – or beautifully free.
It took me a long time to get to grips with Perec, but I'm glad I did.
On the pop culture podcast this week: BBC sitcom pilot Motherland, Isabel Greenberg’s new graphic novel and Buzzfeed’s video series “Ladylike”.
The Meaning of Cricket by Jon Hotten reveals a rich game – and isn't afraid to show its dark side.
His life story as well as his writings evoke compliments, controversy, and contradictory responses from both critics and readers.
Mosntrous Progeny invites us to reflect on two hundred years of a prolific, and horrific, creation.
Brendan King's new biography of the much-loved novelist cuts through the myth – and gets to the true sensation.
Using werewolves as a metaphor for people with HIV and AIDS seems, at best, woefully ill-considered.
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