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Despite Josh Ireland's evidence of Randolph Churchill's 'dazzling skill with words,' Miranda Carter finds him a selfish lightweight who died a shuffling wreck.
Byrne concludes that Pym is one of ‘the great writers of the human heart’. AN Wilson disagrees.
Grief, Coles discovers, is grindingly, numbingly, colourless. This an honest book, and a brave one, says Frances Wilson
Trapped in central London, Andrew Jones circumnavigated the boundaries of his home in Piccadilly, daily marching forth, with one building a day as his quota. What glorious details he did glean; what endearing facts he did find, says Lucinda Lambton
Melanie McDonagh looks forward to Volume II of Peter Seewald's biography of Pope Benedict or Rottweiler Ratzinger
John Le Carré, the great spy novelist, has sadly died, aged 89. Miranda Carter reviews his last novel, Agent Running in the Field
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