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Book – Constant Lambert, Beyond The Rio Grande – by Stephen Lloyd

Was the most famous fact about Constant Lambert the reason for his obscurity?  

Little House on the Prairie: the gritty real-life dramas behind the much-loved books and television series

Publication of Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiography will reveal a less wholesome side to prairie life including drinking, love-triangles and domestic violence.

A Story Lately Told review Anjelica Huston dissects her glamorous life with a dispassionate eye

She has had a privileged life, but Anjelica Huston leaves the reader under no illusions in this accomplished memoirActress, model and movie royalty her father, the leonine director John Huston, was responsible for cinematic classics such as The Maltese F

In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris, 1900-1910 review 'you might need sunglasses'

The 1900s Paris art scene blazes into multicoloured life in Sue Roe's vividly high-pitched group biographySue Roe's chronicle of artistic high jinks in modernist Paris comes wrapped in a cover of blushing red, inky black and bilious green. These are the c

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born review a persuasive account of Ian Fleming's Jamaica

Matthew Parker brings the outpost of empire where the 007 novels were written to vivid lifeIn July 1943, a dashing young naval commander named Ian Fleming, the assistant to the director of British naval intelligence, was dispatched to a high-level Anglo-A

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein, review: 'problematic, partisan analysis'

Why is a book about Reagan's road to the White House making US conservatives so angry? Tim Stanley explains

Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth, book review: Jazz and casual racism

WB Yeats distinguished between the writer of the poems and the "bundle of accident and incoherence" who sits down to breakfast. The task of the biographer is made problematic by the search for a coherent personality rather than what might be more accurate

Louis van Gaal: The Biography - Maarten Meijer

So who is Louis Van Gaal? An inflexible ex-PE teacher who only knows how to act like a dictator or a footballing visionary that has made him one of the greatest ever European managers? Wherever he has gone, Van Gaal has been accused of being a domineer

Louis van Gaal: the Biography by Maarten Meijer, book review: Portrait of a Dutch master that's right on the ball

If Louis van Gaal is Manchester United's saviour then how come, in all the years of speculation about who would eventually succeed Sir Alex Ferguson, the "Iron Tulip" was seldom mentioned?

My Story: 1944-2014 - Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack was born on 4 March 1944, and died on 27 June 2014, aged 70. In a career that spanned two centuries and seven decades, the soul singer, songwriter and guitarist carved a niche for himself that has rarely been equalled, and never surpassed. He