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Six of the most interesting books I read in 2021
Books
Books

Six of the most interesting books I read in 2021

John Stepek picks six of his favourite books covering everything from blockchain to stockpicking, and the perils of doing business in Russia.
28 Dec 2021
Five books to make you think this Christmas
Father Christmas reading a book
Books

Five books to make you think this Christmas

Merryn Somerset Webb picks five books on the theme of ownership for you to read over the festive period.
10 Dec 2021
Disasters, bunkers and financial collapse: a little not-so-light holiday reading
Woman reading in the rain
Books

Disasters, bunkers and financial collapse: a little not-so-light holiday reading

Merryn Somerset Webb picks a selection of books for you to dive into wherever you are holidaying this summer.
3 Aug 2021
My must-read of 2020: a page-turning biography of Keynes
John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova
Investment strategy

My must-read of 2020: a page-turning biography of Keynes

John Stepek recommends some of his favourite financial books for you to read as lockdowns continue, including a surprisingly gripping biography of the…
31 Dec 2020
Five books to put on your Christmas list
Father Christmas with his feet up reading a book
Investment strategy

Five books to put on your Christmas list

Even if they’ve done nothing else, lockdowns – in whatever guise – have given us plenty of time to read. Merryn Somerset Webb picks five books to enjo…
7 Dec 2020
Theatre review: The Visit
Films

Theatre review: The Visit

Friedrich Dürrenmatt's Swiss classic The Visit, transported to 1950s America, poses the question: how much would you kill for?
28 Feb 2020
Six contrarian books for Christmas
Films

Six contrarian books for Christmas

Merryn Somerset Webb picks six of her favourite contrarian books to help you look clever and perhaps win a few arguments over the Christmas dinner tab…
9 Dec 2019
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The money to be made from classic books
Alternative investments

The money to be made from classic books

If the idea of surrounding yourself with valuable first editions has a certain romantic appeal, here’s where to start.
28 Nov 2019
Sift through the tech IPO flops to find the next Amazon.com
Stockmarkets

Sift through the tech IPO flops to find the next Amazon.com

Some big names in tech have floundered since listing. That may be a buying opportunity, says Matthew Lynn.
15 Sep 2019
Coming to terms with Anna Sorokin
Films

Coming to terms with Anna Sorokin

My Friend Anna: The true story of the fake heiress of New York CityWilliams is a solid writer who does a good job of explaining how she, and other int…
21 Aug 2019
Book in the news… the inside story of Spain’s tumultuous crisis
Films

Book in the news… the inside story of Spain’s tumultuous crisis

After the Fall Crisis, Recovery and the Making of a New SpainA book that goes beyond politics to offer a deeply sympathetic portrayal of a country.
21 Aug 2019
An offbeat take on economics
Films

An offbeat take on economics

Review: This Giant Beast That is the Global EconomyA new TV series outfreaks Freakonomics.
20 Aug 2019
Dodgy accounting, mental glitches and killer robots – just a few of my holiday reading tips
Films

Dodgy accounting, mental glitches and killer robots – just a few of my holiday reading tips

John Stepek picks a sample of the books he's read and enjoyed this year, for you to add to your holiday reading list.
27 Jul 2019
Rutherford and Son: a portrait of a family business
Films

Rutherford and Son: a portrait of a family business

Theatre review: Rutherford and Son Rutherford and Son offers a snapshot of economic and social life in Edwardian England.
8 Jul 2019
Book review: a fascinating take on recent European history
Films

Book review: a fascinating take on recent European history

Alarums and Excursions A former speechwriter for the European Council president looks at some of the key challenges that the EU has faced over the pas…
27 May 2019
Book in the news: Rees-Mogg's mind-bogglingly banal work of self-promotion
Films

Book in the news: Rees-Mogg's mind-bogglingly banal work of self-promotion

Book review: The VictoriansJacob Rees-Mogg makes little effort in this uninteresting and badly written run through of the usual Victorian suspects.
24 May 2019
Lessons for budding entrepreneurs
Films

Lessons for budding entrepreneurs

Book review: What it Takes Raegan Moya-Jones' book is an entertaining and informative “warts and all” account of how she set up her business.
13 May 2019
Book in the news: countries in therapy
Films

Book in the news: countries in therapy

Book review: Upheaval Jared Diamond’s approach is somewhat at odds with conventional historians as he attempts to draw lessons from countries that ha…
13 May 2019
Book of the week: why Trump got elected
Films

Book of the week: why Trump got elected

Book review: People, Power and Profits Joseph E Stiglitz addresses the discontent that paved Donald Trump's way to power.
13 May 2019
Book of the week: the problems with Chinese trade
Films

Book of the week: the problems with Chinese trade

Book review: The Silk Road Trap Jonathan Holslag argues that Beijing has repeatedly outmanoeuvred Brussels by getting Europe to open its markets in re…
29 Apr 2019
Seven well-chosen private equity case studies
Films

Seven well-chosen private equity case studies

Book review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Private Equity Anybody wanting to know more about the private equity industry should find something th…
29 Apr 2019
Book in the news: was Neville Chamberlain right to play for time?
Films

Book in the news: was Neville Chamberlain right to play for time?

Book review: Appeasing Hitler Tim Bouverie rises to the challenge of telling the complex story of appeasement.
29 Apr 2019