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Dr Adrian Treloar writes that the care we offer the most vulnerable is one way in which we can judge a society

At times, Roy Hattersley’s account may make readers ashamed to be English

Jack Scarisbrick says that Eamon Duffy’s new study of the period is a must-read

There is a gulf between a Catholic view of motherhood and the way it is portrayed in the media

Jenni Murray’s A History of Britain in 21 Women leaves out some of our most important female pioneers

A new book-length interview portrays a prophet of our age

A dramatic narrative account of the Russian Revolution is appalling and riveting at the same time

Book review: A shocking cultural collapse has occurred among America’s poor. RR Reno points the way to renewal

This stunning first novel about the ‘Michelangelo of Suffolk’ brings the 19th century vividly to life

How beating a class enemy became a favourite pastime in the China of Chairman Mao