Books

Beard emerges with a portrait of the emperors’ afterlives as vivid as the busts themselves

From Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, crime novels invoke the genre’s heritage, sometimes ably and sometimes not

Hidden Lessons is filled with clichéd phrasing and, even worse, predictable and clichéd thinking

Magritte’s work is no more socially potent than dog-mess on a doorstep

Not much has changed since Philip Gibbs’ forgotten classic lifted the lid on early 20th century Fleet Street

The transgressive, transmedial and transnational nature of the Gothic genre

How Wokeism tries (and succeeds) at filling a religion-shaped void within the American left’s psyche

These two volumes are a solid starting point for understanding the British and Commonwealth air war

As the days quicken and the shadows lengthen, our thoughts turn naturally to murder

An engaging and thoroughly readable new biography on Boris Savinkov