The 20th-anniversary edition of Douglas Murray’s Bosie remains the seminal account of the tragic life of Lord Alfred Douglas

Dominic Hilton discovers the extraordinary life and times of “Gaucho Laird”, R.B. Cunninghame Graham

Joseph Connolly treasures his friendship with his literary hero

Tom Chesshyre recounts Dickens’s troubled history with trains

As Greene explained to his wife when their marriage ended, what made him a bad husband was precisely what made him a good writer

This biography is a testament to detailed analysis and intelligent insight, says Alexander Larman

Dominic Green looks at the immortality of jazz saxophonist, Charlie Parker

Alexander Larman reviews Fall of the House of Byron, by Emily Brand

Charles Moore’s multi-volume biography of Thatcher harks back to an ancient tradition