Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The rise and fall of bees

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. By Thor Hanson. Basic Books; 304 pages; $27. Icon Books; £16.99. Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your...

Yan Lianke’s dark satire of modern China

The Day the Sun Died. By Yan Lianke. Translated by Carlos Rojas. Chatto & Windus; 352 pages; £14.99. To be published in America...

Uniformity is the watchword for the new Elizabeth line

THE Elizabeth line, the latest addition to the London Underground, is a feat of engineering. When it gets rolling in December, it will...

A novel crafted from Custer’s Last Stand

The Removes. By Tatjana Soli. Sarah Crichton Books, 384 pages; $27. Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and...

George Sand’s unfinished legacy – Labour of love

IN 1876 the mayor of Nohant-Vic, a small village in the heart of France, reported the death of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin. With...

Rescuing Adam Smith from myth and misrepresentation

Adam Smith: Father of Economics. By Jesse Norman. Basic Books; 416 pages; $30. Published in Britain as “Adam Smith: What He Thought and...

Pentti Sammallahti, Finland’s top photographer

UNDER a low sun, a frog with a thuggish expression swims alone in a pond, its black reflection a crisply outlined mirror image...

De Gaulle, model for Macron

De Gaulle. By Julian Jackson. Belknap Press; 928 pages; $39.95. Published in Britain as “A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles...

ABBA’s songs are an escapist treat in melancholy times

THERE is a scene in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” in which Harry (Colin Firth) is snoozing through contract negotiations. They have...

The brilliant career of Nur Jahan, empress of India

Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan. By Ruby Lal. W.W. Norton & Company; 336 pages; $27.95 and £19.99. Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and...

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Khan al-Ahmar: The West Bank village facing demolition

After ten years of legal battles, Israel's Supreme Court has authorised the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar.Supporters of Israel’s settlement of the occupied territories...

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