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
Justine Picardie: my five best books
Justine Picardie on stage
Expert’s view

Justine Picardie: my five best books

The writer and journalist chooses her five favourite books about women, fashion and the Second World War
16 Sep 2021
40 books for your must-read bucket list
Reading books in library
In Focus

40 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these life-changing novels
8 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

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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
In Review

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
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
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
Lorraine Candy: my five best books
Lorraine Candy
Expert’s view

Lorraine Candy: my five best books

The former editor of The Sunday Times Style Magazine and podcaster chooses her favourite books
10 Jun 2021
Chibundu Onuzo: my five best books
Chibundu Onuzo
Expert’s view

Chibundu Onuzo: my five best books

The award-winning Nigerian novelist shares the books she most recommends
4 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
Frances Wilson: my five best books
Frances Wilson
The wish list

Frances Wilson: my five best books

The award-winning biographer and literary critic recommends five of her favourite books
28 May 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
Patrick McGrath: my five best books
Patrick McGrath
Profile

Patrick McGrath: my five best books

The award-winning author of nine novels and two short story collections chooses his five favourite books
21 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
Adam Buxton: my five best books
Adam Buxton
The wish list

Adam Buxton: my five best books

The comedian and host of The Adam Buxton Podcast chooses five books he recommends to friends
14 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
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