Books

This biography of Constable is but a partial portrait

‘Disorder’ argues convincingly that world history now hinges on the price of oil

This call for an overhaul of the sex industry is self-indulgent and short-sighted

Why is the publishing industry so obsessed with debuts?

Stephen May’s new novel is a triumph of historical fiction

This history of resistance in the Second World War is as moving as it is comprehensive

Mark Francois’s Brexit book is a timely corrective to the Cummings narrative

Jacob Phillips’ new book challenges the assumption that freedom lies in unconstraint

Iain Sinclair on the trail of his Victorian ancestor

A two-year stint on an island in Lake Victoria makes for a poignant and memorable memoir