Monday, November 12, 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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Andrew Gwynne, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has asked the government an urgent question about their appointment of Roger...

How President Trump took ‘fake news’ into the mainstream

What began as a way to describe misinformation was quickly diverted into a propaganda tool. The BBC's Dave Lee examines how "fake news"...