Jon Ronson: my five best books about the culture wars
Jon Ronson on Zoom
Expert’s view

Jon Ronson: my five best books about the culture wars

The culture wars form the subject of his new eight-part series
3 Dec 2021
Book of the week: The Contrarian by Max Chafkin
Mike Pence, Donald Trump and Peter Thiel
In Review

Book of the week: The Contrarian by Max Chafkin

Biography challenges the image of Silicon Valley as a hotbed of idealism and progressive liberalism
3 Dec 2021
Sebold, Lucky and the wrongful rape conviction
Author Alice Sebold in 2018
In Depth

Sebold, Lucky and the wrongful rape conviction

Anthony Broadwater cried ‘tears of joy and relief’ after being exonerated following 16 years in prison
1 Dec 2021
Book of the week: The Young H.G. Wells by Claire Tomalin
H.G. Wells in 1939
In Review

Book of the week: The Young H.G. Wells by Claire Tomalin

Tomalin’s ‘compulsively readable’ book shows how Wells became the ‘great prophet of the modern age’
26 Nov 2021
Emerald Fennell: my six best books
Emerald Fennell
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Emerald Fennell: my six best books

The actress and writer chooses her favourite books, from Jane Austen to Nick Cave
19 Nov 2021
Book of the week: Beyond a Fringe by Andrew Mitchell
Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell
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Book of the week: Beyond a Fringe by Andrew Mitchell

The Conservative MP has written a ‘wonderfully funny’ memoir full of valuable insights into our political culture
19 Nov 2021
Give the gift of reading all year round
A row of children's books
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18 Nov 2021

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Book of the week: The Lyrics by Paul McCartney
George Harrison and Paul McCartney on stage
In Review

Book of the week: The Lyrics by Paul McCartney

McCartney’s charming delve into his back catalogue is the ‘closest to an autobiography we’ll get’
12 Nov 2021
Book of the week: Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit
1984 by George Orwell
In Review

Book of the week: Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit

This curious, meandering book restores ‘something missing’ from the popular perception of Orwell
5 Nov 2021
Book of the week: Noble Ambitions by Adrian Tinniswood
Inveraray Castle
In Review

Book of the week: Noble Ambitions by Adrian Tinniswood

Tinniswood’s exploration of the country pile and its place in society
29 Oct 2021
Book of the week: George III by Andrew Roberts
Portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte
In Review

Book of the week: George III by Andrew Roberts

In this mammoth and meticulous biography, Roberts presents a compelling case for the defence of King George III
22 Oct 2021
Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and minor scandals
The contenders for the 2012 Booker Prize, which was won by Hilary Mantel 
Behind the scenes

Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and minor scandals

Charlotte Higgins dives into the teeming, fractious history of the UK’s most prestigious fiction award
22 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen
In Review

Book of the week: Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s new book is an absorbing look at the ‘last, confused years of the Age of Aquarius’
15 Oct 2021
45 books for your must-read bucket list
Reading books in library
In Focus

45 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these life-changing novels
15 Oct 2021
The row over Sally Rooney’s Israeli translation boycott
Sally Rooney pictured during a panel event in 2020
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The row over Sally Rooney’s Israeli translation boycott

The author is refusing to sell rights to Israel-based publisher to print her latest novel in Hebrew
13 Oct 2021
Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?
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Olly Mann talks to world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about rare and valuable books
12 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Black Gold by Jeremy Paxman
Miners pictured after their last shift at Kellingley Colliery, the UK's last deep coal mine, on 18 December 2015 in Knottingley, England
In Review

Book of the week: Black Gold by Jeremy Paxman

Paxman’s history of coal is told with ‘characteristic panache’
8 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne
Boris Johnson poses with workers during a visit to Wilton Engineering Services
In Review

Book of the week: Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne

An ‘engrossing, warm and insightful’ guide to Labour’s evisceration in its traditional heartlands
1 Oct 2021
Sarfraz Manzoor: my five best books
Sarfraz Manzoor
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Sarfraz Manzoor: my five best books

The journalist, broadcaster and screenwriter picks his favourite books
30 Sep 2021
Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries 1938-43 
Henry ‘Chips’ Channon The Diaries 1938-43
In Review

Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries 1938-43 

Channon’s diaries are a ‘great work of literature’ by a less than great human being
24 Sep 2021
Book of the week: The Radical Potter by Tristram Hunt
Tristram Hunt
In Review

Book of the week: The Radical Potter by Tristram Hunt

In this exceptional biography, Hunt shows that Josiah Wedgwood was the Steve Jobs of his day
17 Sep 2021
Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You: what the critics are saying
Sally Rooney
In Review

Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You: what the critics are saying

The Irish author‘s new book has been described as her best work yet - but not everyone is totally convinced
7 Sep 2021
Book of the week: The Story of Work by Jan Lucassen
The Story of Work cover
In Review

Book of the week: The Story of Work by Jan Lucassen

Lucassen, a Dutch historian, sets out to ‘chronicle the history of human work’
3 Sep 2021
Book of the week: A Brief History of Motion by Tom Standage
Cars
In Review

Book of the week: A Brief History of Motion by Tom Standage

Standage’s history of wheeled transport is richly rewarding
27 Aug 2021
‘Peak wonky wokery’: Tiger Who Came to Tea sparks fierce debate
An annotated page from Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea
In Brief

‘Peak wonky wokery’: Tiger Who Came to Tea sparks fierce debate

Charity provoked backlash after claiming beloved 1968 book reinforces ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes
25 Aug 2021
Book of the week: Silent Earth by Dave Goulson
A bee on a flower
In Review

Book of the week: Silent Earth by Dave Goulson

Goulson’s new book on insects offers a much-needed challenge to humanity’s assumed ‘dominion over the planet’
20 Aug 2021
Book of the week: The Cult of We by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell
WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann
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Book of the week: The Cult of We by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell

Two Wall Street Journal scribes chart the downfall of WeWork’s ‘messiah’
13 Aug 2021
Book of the week: Perversion of Justice by Julie K. Brown
Donald and Melania Trump pictured with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in Florida in 2000
In Review

Book of the week: Perversion of Justice by Julie K. Brown

Brown’s account of Jeffrey Epstein’s undoing is a ‘searing indictment of a society in thrall to money and power’
6 Aug 2021
Book of the week: The Premonition by Michael Lewis
A technician demonstrating how to inject a nucleic acid sample onto a disk for analysis, in a lab
In Review

Book of the week: The Premonition by Michael Lewis

Lewis once again turns a complex subject into ‘a fluid intellectual thriller’
30 Jul 2021
New books depict Trump ‘consumed by personal hatred’
Donald Trump on stage
In Brief

New books depict Trump ‘consumed by personal hatred’

A slew of recent releases claim Trump prepared to desecrate the constitution to stay in power
29 Jul 2021
Summer reading: 15 captivating books to whisk you away
Klara and the Sun, The Sleeping Beauties and The Paper Palace
In Review

Summer reading: 15 captivating books to whisk you away

Let your mind explore new horizons via these exciting new titles
27 Jul 2021
Book of the week: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway
Re-educated book cover
In Review

Book of the week: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway

A fascinating and moving memoir of former FT columnist Kellaway’s late career switch
23 Jul 2021
Sasha Swire: my five best books
Sasha Swire
Expert’s view

Sasha Swire: my five best books

The journalist and author chooses her six favourite diaries, from politics to nature
9 Jul 2021
Book of the week: All In It Together by Alwyn Turner
Clegg and Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in 2010
In Review

Book of the week: All In It Together by Alwyn Turner

The hugely enjoyable fourth instalment of Turner’s series looking at Britain’s recent past
9 Jul 2021
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