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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?

DanceTabs | Paul Arrowsmith

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.

Rosa Prince | The Telegraph

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...

Peter Conrad | The Guardian

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...

Sophia Martelli | The Guardian

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...

Robert McCrum | The Guardian

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?

Max Lui | The Independent

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born, Ian Fleming's Jamaica by Matthew Parker, review: 'melancholic and thought-provoking'

Ian Fleming wrote his spy thrillers in a macho Jamaican retreat that Bond himself would have envied, finds Sinclair McKay

Sinclair McKay | The Telegraph

Bobby Womack: My Story by Bobby Womack and Robert Ashton, review: 'honest and hard-boiled'

Bobby Womack's long life was a no-holds-barred saga of musical glory and personal excess, says Neil McCormick.

Neil McCormick | The Telegraph

The Slits' Viv Albertine on life after punk

Not long after Viv Albertine handed the manuscript of her memoir to the publisher, the enormity of what she'd done properly hit her.

Herald Scotland | Teddy Jamieson