Presenting History
by Peter J Beck
Rob Skinner considers how academics connect with the public
Calories & Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2000 Years
by Louise Foxcroft
Peter Atkins is left wanting more from a retrospective of dieting trends
Pepys’s London: Everyday Life in London 1650–1703
by Stephen Porter
Pauline Croft reads a survey of London life as experienced by the 17th-century’s best-known diarist
The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution
by Faramerz Dabhoiwala
Hallie Rubenhold reviews a thoughtful analysis of the period when sex became a private matter
100 Ideas that Changed the World
by Jheni Osman
Rob Attar enjoys a lively compendium of some of mankind's greatest discoveries
Ten Popes Who Shook the World
by Eamon Duffy
Jonathan Wright savours a breezy rundown of some of the most influential bishops of Rome
The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began
by Stephen Greenblatt
Robert Black is disappointed by the arguments advanced in a new analysis of the origins of the Renaissance
Democratic Enlightenment
by Jonathan Israel
Justin Champion follows the ideological battles of the Enlightenment
Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life
by Susie Harries
Peter Draper considers a biography of the popular historian and writer who devoted himself to English architecture
Girl in a Green Gown: The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait
by Carola Hicks
Jerry Brotton delves into the intriguing history of an iconic 15th-century painting
A Force to be Reckoned With: A History of the Women’s Institute
by Jane Robinson
June Purvis hopes a readable history of the WI will challenge stereotypes
Horror in the East
by Laurence Rees
Rob Attar on a penetrating account of Japanese brutality in the Second World War