S J D Green

The Prophet Isaiah In His Letters

Berlin’s vast correspondence is a true monument to European, Jewish and liberal civilisation

Stalin’s Man In London

The newly-published diaries of Ivan Maisky are an extraordinarily important 21st-century contribution to our understanding of the Second World War

In Pursuit of Perfection

High Minds reminds us what the Victorians really accomplished 

ONLINE ONLY: Lang’s Misunderstood Life

Robert Beaken's new biography of Cosmo Lang reveals an Archbishop who, in times of war and crisis, put public good before private gain

Elegy to a Country’s Church

The Church of England is part of this country's identity and the key to its past, according to Roger Scruton in his superb new book, Our Church

Royal Flush

Liberal objections to the British monarchy overinflate its symbolic significance

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"