Peter Lilley

How to succeed in Number Ten

Andrew Gimson's portraits of our 54 prime ministers are lucid, pithy and perceptive

Departing In Peace

The departing former Conservative MP reflects on his 34 years in the Commons

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens