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
Lucy Kellaway: my five best books
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Bookshop and Angela’s Ashes
Expert’s view

Lucy Kellaway: my five best books

The former FT journalist turned teacher chooses her favourite books by authors who came to writing late
29 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
35 books for your must-read bucket list
Books
In Focus

35 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these life-changing novels
14 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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Book of the week: Empire of Pain
OxyContin
In Review

Book of the week: Empire of Pain

Patrick Radden Keefe examines the dynasty behind the opioid crisis
2 Jul 2021
Book of the week: The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock 
Alfred Hitchcock
In Review

Book of the week: The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock 

White’s unorthodox biography ‘dismembers Hitchcock into a dozen parts’ 
25 Jun 2021
Book of the week: The Case of the Married Woman
Caroline Norton
In Review

Book of the week: The Case of the Married Woman

Antonia Fraser’s biography takes on a life that ‘reads like a Victorian sensation novel’
18 Jun 2021
Book of the week: Material Girls
Material Girls
In Review

Book of the week: Material Girls

Kathleen Stock picks her way through the complex and contentious issue of trans-activism
11 Jun 2021
Book of the week: Amazon Unbound
Jeff Bezos
In Review

Book of the week: Amazon Unbound

Brad Stone explores everything Jeff Bezos has done ‘that has made him the richest man in history’
4 Jun 2021
Book of the week: Burning Man
DH Lawrence
In Review

Book of the week: Burning Man

Frances Wilson sifts through D.H. Lawrence’s legacy for ‘what remains urgent and alive’
28 May 2021
The Mitfords: the Kardashians of their day
The Mitford sisters
In Depth

The Mitfords: the Kardashians of their day

Nancy Mitford’s comic novel The Pursuit of Love, newly adapted for the BBC, mythologised her family as a group of adorable oddballs. But what was the …
24 May 2021
Book review: Doom by Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson's Doom
In Review

Book review: Doom by Niall Ferguson

The Scottish-born Harvard historian Niall Ferguson has put the pandemic in the historical context of catastrophes
21 May 2021
Book of the week: Nuclear Folly
Nuclear Folly
In Review

Book of the week: Nuclear Folly

Serhii Plokhy’s ‘gripping narrative’ reveals the bad decisions that led to the Cuban missile crisis
14 May 2021
Book of the week: The Duchess Countess
The Duchess Countess book
In Review

Book of the week: The Duchess Countess

Catherine Ostler’s ‘scintillating’ biography of Elizabeth Chudleigh
7 May 2021
Book of the week: Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me
Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me by John Sutherland
In Review

Book of the week: Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me

John Sutherland’s ‘eye-opening’ book about the poet and his long-term girlfriend
30 Apr 2021
Book of the week: Letters to Camondo
Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal
In Review

Book of the week: Letters to Camondo

Edmund de Waal pens a unique companion volume to his 2010 bestseller The Hare with Amber Eyes
23 Apr 2021
Book of the week: The Double Life of Bob Dylan 
American rock and folk musician Bob Dylan in May 1966
In Review

Book of the week: The Double Life of Bob Dylan 

Clinton Heylin’s 528-page tome – which only takes us as far as 1966 – proves the singer to be a ‘fibber’ 
16 Apr 2021
Book of the week: Philip Roth by Blake Bailey 
Philip Roth by Blake Bailey 
In Review

Book of the week: Philip Roth by Blake Bailey 

A ‘riveting, serious and deeply intelligent’ biography of the complicated author 
9 Apr 2021
Book of the week: Albert & the Whale 
Albert & the Whale by Philip Hoare 
In Review

Book of the week: Albert & the Whale 

Philip Hoare’s book on Dürer is a ‘captivating journey’ blending biography, art history, nature writing and memoir 
26 Mar 2021
Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries, 1918-1938
Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries, 1918-1938
In Review

Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries, 1918-1938

The diaries of the Tory MP provide an ‘unrivalled guide’ to society and politics in the interwar years
19 Mar 2021
The best books for teenagers
A teenager reading a book
The wish list

The best books for teenagers

 Teachers, librarians and writers about the books they think all teens should read by the time they’re 16
18 Mar 2021
The best books for children and young teens
A schoolchild reading a book
The wish list

The best books for children and young teens

Heads, teachers and librarians tell us about the books they think every child should read by the time they are 13
16 Mar 2021
Book of the week: Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson
Jordan B. Peterson
In Review

Book of the week: Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson

Though blinkered on certain issues, Peterson provides more sounds advice in his new book
12 Mar 2021
Book of the week: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
In Review

Book of the week: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

In his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize, Ishiguro tells a story with ‘devastating significance’
5 Mar 2021
Book of the week: We Are Bellingcat by Eliot Higgins
Eliot Higgins is founder of online investigation website Bellingcat (Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images)
In Review

Book of the week: We Are Bellingcat by Eliot Higgins

In a ‘deeply impressive book’, Higgins explains the power of his ‘intelligence agency for the people’ 
26 Feb 2021
Book of the week: Fall by John Preston
Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell by John Preston
In Review

Book of the week: Fall by John Preston

In a ‘wonderfully astute’ biography, Robert Maxwell is painted as ‘the perfect villain’ 
19 Feb 2021
Book of the week: The Happy Traitor
The Happy Traitor by Simon Kuper
In Review

Book of the week: The Happy Traitor

Kuper tells the story of the ‘least known but the most damaging of all the British double agents’
12 Feb 2021
Culture Unwrapped - art in the age of Covid
Pandemic art gallery
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Culture Unwrapped - art in the age of Covid

Covid has made the art market more local, inclusive, and socially responsible. But how many of these changes will remain after the pandemic eases?
8 Feb 2021
Book of the week: Francis Bacon Revelations
Francis Bacon: Revelations by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
In Review

Book of the week: Francis Bacon Revelations

Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan ‘analyse what lay beneath the mask’ of one of Britain’s most written-about painters
5 Feb 2021
Book of the week: Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires
Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires
In Review

Book of the week: Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires

Richard Bradford’s biography of Patricia Highsmith portrays a woman who ‘courted emotional violence’
29 Jan 2021
Culture Unwrapped - owning digital culture
Virtual dress
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Culture Unwrapped - owning digital culture

The online age has given rise to new kinds of assets – digital possessions, but do they have any real-world value and what will happen to them when we…
26 Jan 2021
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