Books

Stefan Zweig’s 1939 novel ‘Beware of Pity’ now screams to have its message heeded

Ms Lees offers a new take on the template, but she is walking a well-trodden path

Emily Tamkin’s ‘The Influence of Soros’ is a lucid, subtle and fair-minded attempt to grapple with a tremendously complex legacy

Out of the Ether is an excellent primer on Ethereum, but the general reader might find the minutiae a bit much

Much of Wisdom of the Ancients makes one appreciate how we get sidetracked by so much trivial nonsense

As a pupil, Alexandra Wilson frequently encountered racially loaded assumptions. In court, clients assumed she was a defendant

Janis Tomlinson’s new biography of Francisco Goya is a well-informed, comprehensive biography that would make an excellent gift for any art lover

Peter Burke’s new book helpfully provokes the reader to think about the proper place of a broad education in an age unfriendly to polymathy

This scholarly, readable and objective book will be the standard biography of Sir Edward Grey for decades to come

Jeremy Black recommends the best murder mysteries to read in the New Year