Andrew Roberts says that in these diaries, Channon takes snobbery to a truly pathological level

Christopher Bray thinks Roth’s “novelist’s autobiography” is one of his most fizzing examinations of the stories that construct our various selves

Norman Lebrecht reviews Shostakovich: Violin concertos 1&2, performed by Alina Ibragimova and the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia

Summertime and the streaming is easy, but Netflix’s White Lines leaves Adam LeBor cold

Hannah Betts reviews The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel

Simon Heffer reviews Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate by Paul Lay

Stephen Parkinson reviews The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F Buckley Jr, and the debate over race in America, by Nicholas Buccola

Robert Hutton reviews Our Man in New York by Henry Hemming