Book Reviews

Katrina Gulliver delves into two new publications entitled ‘American Awakening’, and discovers that one is an exhortation, the other an ironic description of the current process of politics and society

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

John Self examines three varied, emotionally satisfying novels that together come in at less than the length of a single Mantel

Ainsworth’s fate was sealed not how he wrote but what he placed at the heart of his stories

Stoddard Martin delves into a world beyond police and courtroom, with its own code of right and wrong, in Gerald Jacobs’s Pomeranski

Why crime writers need to move on from serial femicide

John Bowers QC reviews Facebook: The Inside Story, by Steven Levy

Rev Steve Morris revisits Keith Waterhouse’s forgotten classic

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Roland Elliott Brown reviews The Russian Job by Douglas Smith