Michael Bentley reviews The Englightenment that Failed by Jonathon Israel

Jonathon Green reviews A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order by Judith Flanders

George Orwell pursued women with enthusiasm and varying degrees of success

As the new Emma comes to cinema screens, Alexander Larman considers the innumerable Austen remakes over the past 25 years

Lisa Hilton is influenced by a Booker Prize shortlisted novel as she samples gastropub grub

Tibor Fischer reviews Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

Alexander Larman reviews Lady in Waiting: My extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown, by Anne Glenconner

Jack Brown showcases hidden heroes, the history of the building and the famous figures who have passed through

Do I ever regret the books I might have written? Only fleetingly.

The inside line on the book world