Nicholas de Lange

Out-Heroded by Geza the Great

Vermes' work skilfully separates fact from Herod's grizzly fiction in a succinct and readable book

A Personal Story of Memory and Survival

Simon Schama's Story of the Jews may contain some serious omissions, but this haunting history is both captivating and enchanting.

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"