Book Review

Perhaps two new church histories have a salutary message for today’s C of E

Cyril Mann’s muse, Renske Mann, rescues the artist from forgotten obscurity

Jacob Phillips’ new book challenges the assumption that freedom lies in unconstraint

Iain Sinclair on the trail of his Victorian ancestor

A two-year stint on an island in Lake Victoria makes for a poignant and memorable memoir

Parties and post boxes make beguiling settings for this month’s mysteries

Influencer is just another name for snake-oil salesman

Why judge prohibitionists by their words when we can judge them by their actions?

The author of a new novel about the Mona Lisa explores the history of the world’s most famous painting

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