Books

An enjoyable visual book that acts as a history of aviation

A Short History of London is good on architecture but a more sophisticated analysis is needed

Theresa May’s former political secretary on the biography that doesn’t get her right

John Humphrys’ A Day Like Today touches lightly on his early career, which is a shame

James Orr reviews Tom Holland’s Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

Giles Udy on ‘Godless Utopia’ by Roland Elliott Brown

David Herman reviews The Tyranny of Virtue by Robert Boyers

Alexander Larman on Happiness and Tears: The Ken Dodd Story by Louis Barfe

Tibor Fischer reviews A Thousand Kisses by Frederic Raphael

This new biography has set my feet pounding, for once in admiration rather than indignation