Saturday 11 November 1995
by Roy Jenkins (Macmillan, pounds 20). Illuminating, vigorous portrait of the Grand Old Man that manages to keep up with its moving target.
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women
ed. A Susan Williams and Richard Glyn Jones (Viking, pounds 17.99).
Scholarly and literary odyssey of erotic writing from Kathe rine Mansfield and Edith Wharton to post-Punk priestesses.
The Heart of India
by Mark Tully (Viking, pounds 16). Accomplished storytelling debut by India's most respected and best-loved Englishman.
On Being Jewish
by Julia Neuberger (Heinemann, pounds 16.99). Liberal and human, the case for Judaism in the modern world.
Constantinople: City of the World's Desire
by Philip Mansel (John Murrary, pounds 25). Consummate portrait of the sophisticated pearl at the heart of the Ottoman Empire.
Vera Brittain: A Life
by Paul Berry and Mark Bostridge (Chatto pounds 20)
Fastidiously researched and beautifully written sympathetic biography of a chilly and single-minded woman
by Ferdinand Mount (Heinemann pounds 14.99)
Contrived but winning chiaroscuro from the post-Imperial twilight, yoking a turn-of-the-century missionary to the fading fortunes of a modern-day accountant
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
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