Michael Bentley reviews The Englightenment that Failed by Jonathon Israel

Simon Callow reviews A Fate Worse than Hollywood by David Ambrose

Jonathon Green reviews A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order by Judith Flanders

Ed West, Small Men on the Wrong Side of History

Alexander Adams reviews Postcards from Africa: Photographs of the Colonial Era, by Christraud M. Geary

Jeremy Black reviews The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment, by Michael Hunter

Jeremy Black’s recommendations for a murderous British genre

Tibor Fischer reviews Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

Christopher Bray reviews History and Imperialism by Louis Althusser

Roland Elliott Brown reviews The Russian Job by Douglas Smith