Books

David Goodhart’s recent book is a reminder that we need to look out for those whose lives, jobs and purpose are disappearing

The magazine that declares its main aim is to review books does anything but

E. J. White’s book on the history of New York English is not the first on the subject, but it goes a long way in explaining the evolution of the city’s unique linguistics

Serenhedd James finds folly and ruin frequently go together in Rory Fraser’s new release: Follies

Barry Turner delves into an illuminating and entertaining insight into Bohemian life in the fast lane

John Self says that while writing has always been seen as a vocation, the characters many authors care most about are the ones printed on their royalty statements

Christopher Fildes delves into the latest instalment of the Bank’s long and voluminous history

Natascha Engel delves into Marc Stears’s new book, and asks: is there anything in here that will help us rebuild the Red Wall without losing our big city majorities?

The question of human rights, Christian morals and Western ethics has hitherto been an academic debate; now it is in the public arena

Fiction works on the understanding that none of it really happened; we agree to believe it anyway, says John Self