Literature’s outraged elitists chose smug contempt over real insight

Louise Perry reviews Females by Andrea Long Chu

James Booth reviews ‘Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin’

David Womersley reviews Waugh on Wine by Auberon Waugh

D.J. Taylor reflects on nearly four decades of hard graft on the literary pages

An enjoyable visual book that acts as a history of aviation

A Short History of London is good on architecture but a more sophisticated analysis is needed

Theresa May’s former political secretary on the biography that doesn’t get her right

John Humphrys’ A Day Like Today touches lightly on his early career, which is a shame

James Orr reviews Tom Holland’s Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind