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1 December 2019

  • Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey – review

    In retracing the escape of 1,000 Jewish children from wartime Poland to Iran, Mikhal Dekel uncovers a chapter of the Holocaust that resonates today

    Published: 11:00 AM

    Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey – review

  • The Five by Hallie Rubenhold review – profoundly sad

    Published: 9:00 AM

    The Five by Hallie Rubenhold review – profoundly sad

  • Best books of 2019 The best books of 2019 – picked by the year’s best writers

    Published: 8:00 AM

    The best books of 2019 – picked by the year’s best writers

November 2019

  • Further reading From polar explorers to frozen dystopias: the best books about ice

    As the winter approaches the northern hemisphere, novelist Amy Sackville shares her favourite books about one of Earth’s remaining wildernesses

    Published: 30 Nov 2019

    From polar explorers to frozen dystopias: the best books about ice

  • Bernardine Evaristo, Lee Child and more pick the best books of 2019

    Published: 30 Nov 2019

    Bernardine Evaristo, Lee Child and more pick the best books of 2019

  • Messy handwriting reveals mystery translator: Queen Elizabeth I

    Published: 29 Nov 2019

    Messy handwriting reveals mystery translator: Queen Elizabeth I

    • American Dialogue review: elegant history meets the Trump era

      Published: 28 Nov 2019

      American Dialogue review: elegant history meets the Trump era

    • Top 10s Top 10 eyewitness accounts of 20th-century history

      Published: 27 Nov 2019

      Top 10 eyewitness accounts of 20th-century history

    • Books interview Caroline Moorehead: ‘Simone de Beauvoir asked me for $200…’

      Published: 23 Nov 2019

      Caroline Moorehead: ‘Simone de Beauvoir asked me for $200…’

    • An Economic History of the English Garden by Roderick Floud review – finance and flowers

      Published: 22 Nov 2019

      An Economic History of the English Garden by Roderick Floud review – finance and flowers

    • Jack the Ripper historian says media still disregard murder victims

      Published: 20 Nov 2019

      Jack the Ripper historian says media still disregard murder victims

    • Baillie Gifford prize won by Jack the Ripper study ‘reclaiming victims’ voices’

      Published: 19 Nov 2019

      Baillie Gifford prize won by Jack the Ripper study ‘reclaiming victims’ voices’

  • Book of the day Crucible by Charles Emmerson review – seven years that shaped our world

    Published: 19 Nov 2019

    Crucible by Charles Emmerson review – seven years that shaped our world

  • Genius and Anxiety by Norman Lebrecht review – 100 years of Jewish brilliance

    Published: 16 Nov 2019

    Genius and Anxiety by Norman Lebrecht review – 100 years of Jewish brilliance

  • What George Eliot’s ‘provincial’ novels can teach today’s divided Britain

    Published: 16 Nov 2019

    What George Eliot’s ‘provincial’ novels can teach today’s divided Britain

  • Black Lives 1900 review – WEB Du Bois at the Paris exposition

    Published: 15 Nov 2019

    Black Lives 1900 review – WEB Du Bois at the Paris exposition

  • Book of the day A House in the Mountains by Caroline Moorehead review – a riveting tale of resistance in Turin

    Published: 14 Nov 2019

    A House in the Mountains by Caroline Moorehead review – a riveting tale of resistance in Turin

  • Modelling the past to predict the future

    Published: 13 Nov 2019

    Published: 13 Nov 2019

    Modelling the past to predict the future

  • The long read History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future

    Published: 12 Nov 2019

    History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future

  • In Brief: Rabbits for Food; Nazi Wives; Wakenhyrst – review

    Published: 10 Nov 2019

    In Brief: Rabbits for Food; Nazi Wives; Wakenhyrst – review

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