Books

Keir Starmer lacks the star-power to become Prime Minister

This evocation of London literati in wartime is a bombshell of a first book

This is a starkly different interpretation on the proliferation of written constitutions and rams it home with cogency and panache

The Magic Box is Rob Young’s impassioned, occasionally impenetrable, psycho-history of the TV of his youth

What masterpieces hide on tired and musty shelves?

How the quest to eliminate sex in civil society taps into a dark truth about male power and sexuality

Ardern’s career is a foretaste of a quieter and less frightening world in which workplace feminism has triumphed

This is not only an objective biography by a distinguished academic, it is also a warm personal memoir

The dogmatic insistence that unionists are being pushed towards a united Ireland

Woolly thinking, cloudy expression, and the possibility that great matters are at hand: two books by a pair of Foreign Office grandees