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
Stephen Mangan: my five best books
Stephen Mangan
Expert’s view

Stephen Mangan: my five best books

The actor, screenwriter and author shares the books which have meant the most to him
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

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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
30 books for your must-read bucket list
Books
In Focus

30 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these life-changing novels
12 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
Book of the week: The Fall of a Sparrow by Ann Pasternak Slater
The Fall of a Sparrow by Ann Pasternak Slater
In Review

Book of the week: The Fall of a Sparrow by Ann Pasternak Slater

Pasternak Slater delves into the unhappy tale of T.S. Eliot’s ‘problem’ wife, who ended up in a psychiatric hospital
22 Jan 2021
Book of the week: A World Beneath the Sands by Toby Wilkinson
A World Beneath the Sands by Toby Wilkinson
In Review

Book of the week: A World Beneath the Sands by Toby Wilkinson

Toby Wilkinson explores the dark side of the ‘Golden Age’ of Egyptology
15 Jan 2021
Culture Unwrapped - art and entertainment after the pandemic
Minack Theatre
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Culture Unwrapped - art and entertainment after the pandemic

The Week Unwrapped takes a whirlwind tour through the best art, music, fashion and culture that is yet to come
12 Jan 2021
Ten of the best vegetarian and vegan cookbooks
Vegetarian and vegan cookbooks
On the menu

Ten of the best vegetarian and vegan cookbooks

Check out these recipe collections and create some delicious meat-free meals
23 Dec 2020
Culture Unwrapped - how live performance will stage a comeback in 2021
A stage performance in London's West End
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Culture Unwrapped - how live performance will stage a comeback in 2021

New technology and creative thinking will help theatre, music and dance return next year
22 Dec 2020
Books of the year: what the critics say 
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart 
In Review

Books of the year: what the critics say 

A look at the recommended reads from the past 12 months
18 Dec 2020
Culture Unwrapped - 2020: vintage year for books or literary dud?
Best books
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Culture Unwrapped - 2020: vintage year for books or literary dud?

A look through the literary highs and lows of 2020 and our predictions for the year ahead
8 Dec 2020