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New This Week Melanie Reid reviews playboy photographer David Bailey’s rollicking memoir, and new light is shed on the French Resistance in Patrick Marnham’s War in the Shadows, reviewed by Roger Boyes

November 18, 2020

A World Apart Never-before-published photographs by Steve McCurry bring faraway places and cultures into radiant focus

November 17, 2020

A Day in the Life On the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ breakup, early photographs capture the band on the cusp of fame

Léna in Paris With the publication of a self-help book that is outselling classics, millennial influencer Léna Mahfouf casts herself as a French girl next door

Two Lovers Sylvia Plath’s biographer uncovers the poems her husband, Ted Hughes, wrote for her after her tragic death

New This Week Roger Lewis reviews Douglas Murray’s biography of Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde’s lover, and Tom Burgis unravels a web of financial crime in Kleptopia, reviewed by Simon Nixon

November 11, 2020

Lockdown Pick-Me-Up The deputy books editor at The Times of London recommends the best humorous volumes to take the edge off, including classics from Nora Ephron, Bill Bryson, and P. G. Wodehouse

November 11, 2020

Margaret Atwood The author of The Handmaid’s Tale is best known for her fiction, but she’s been a poet all her life. Here, she shares her favorites in the genre

Gold Rush Photographs celebrate the epic car chase in Goldfinger, set in scenic Switzerland and starring the late Sean Connery

The Best of Sedaris An interview with David Sedaris about his preferences and peeves, on the occasion of his visit to the U.S.—and his new book

A Mission from God Five years in the making, a limited-edition three-volume collection zeroes in on the magic of the Sistine Chapel

November 3, 2020

Larger Than Life The British explorer takes readers to Okavango Delta in Botswana, the majestic African elephant’s favorite watering hole

November 3, 2020

Social Exposures Camilla McGrath’s photographs of Jackie Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Carrie Fisher, Truman Capote, and others depict worlds colliding

Music Man With his nasty temper and squalid lifestyle, Beethoven was not an easy genius. Writing from the perspective of his lover, an author explores the appeal

October 27, 2020