Christopher Fildes delves into the latest instalment of the Bank’s long and voluminous history

Natascha Engel delves into Marc Stears’s new book, and asks: is there anything in here that will help us rebuild the Red Wall without losing our big city majorities?

The question of human rights, Christian morals and Western ethics has hitherto been an academic debate; now it is in the public arena

From countryside crimes to mysteries on the waves, Jeremy Black recommends further reading from the British Library Crime Classics collection

In recognising the threat Hitler posed and swimming against the tide of public opinion, the glamour boys defied the stereotypes

Alexander Larman on the newest release in Mick Herron’s best-selling and critically acclaimed Jackson Lamb crime series: Slough House

From laugh-out-louds to gripping plots, Jeremy Black recommends murder mysteries for the end of the month

There is a great deal to look forward to this year, and hopefully not that much to dread

Bringing back the Net Book Agreement would be a good start for badly-paid authors

Highsmith was a great writer, with a moral vision bracing enough to clarify the terrors of the twentieth century