Book Review

Hugo Rifkind’s new novel is like a warm bath turning cold

A welcome if flawed history of Irish architecture

Alastair Campbell’s new book is beneath the level of the bargain bin

How absolute power lurks within liberalism

How trans activists took over the once worthy gay rights struggle

There is much to learn about human life in a graveyard

We are all historians of our own here and now

The (not so) gentlemen of 18th-century London were a libidinous lot

Can art reflect a nation’s spirit through its depictions of one of its favourite games?

The writing is laced with the sins of myth-making: boring, trite, incoherent, lazy and unfunny