Books

This is perhaps the only book I have yet read about Amin which gives anything like an accurate assessment of who he was

What we have is pure storytelling delight, a page-turner that works forwards and backwards as the reader fills in the gaps

The Upswing by Robert Putnam, with Shaylyn Romney Garrett

Surely it would be better for economies if the markets were to run on a more even keel?

Former bookseller A.S.H. Smyth enjoys a bestselling bookshop owner’s taxonomy of bookshop people

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

Wagner’s sexual ambiguity spoke to Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley and Thomas Mann, says Norman Lebrecht

Using the name Shakespeare in your book title shouldn’t do anything for sales

Unlike Douglas Murray, John Self thinks the satirical novel isn’t dead

In Brideshead, the overriding feeling is that surely the punchline is to come. It never does