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Vivienne Westwood: 'Malcolm McLaren made me think I was stupid'

Vivienne Westwood has been dwelling on her rebellious past and her love/hate affair with Malcolm McLaren for her biography, she tells Chrissy Iley.

Chrissy Iley | The Telegraph

‘Please, Mister Postman’, by Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson’s memoirs turn from west London childhood to the Post Office and union politics.

Financial Times | Matthew Engel

Hockney: the Biography Volume 2 1975-2012: a Pilgrim's Progress by Christopher Simon Sykes

An enjoyably gossipy Life of David Hockney reveals the artist's inspirations, finds Mark Hudson

Mark Hudson | The Telegraph

Not That Kind of Girl review Lena Dunham exposes all, again

Dunham was paid millions to write this memoir, and her writing talent shines clearly through, but there are limitations to 'clit lit' and remorseless self-exposureLena Dunham's first book, like Dunham herself, has accrued a cultural significance that...

Hadley Freeman | The Guardian

Hockney: the Biography Volume 2 review portrait of the artist as the eternal adolescent

David Hockney comes across as egotistical, emotionally detached and incurably eccentric in this second volume of Christopher Simon Sykess biographyDavid Hockneys biographer has neatly divided his life in half, representing him in youth as a libertine...

Peter Conrad | The Guardian

George Osborne: the Austerity Chancellor review a biography far too in love with its subject

Janan Ganeshs fawning account of the rise of George Osborne is too blinded by his achievements to grapple with less pleasant factsDuring the years I sat opposite him in parliament, I came to regard George Osborne as a seriously bad man whose principal...

Chris Mullin | The Guardian

Victoria: A Life review the monarch brought to vivid life

AN Wilson makes engaging use of diaries and letters to conjure the energy and emotions of the grieving Queen VictoriaAN Wilsons sturdy but elegant account of the life of Queen Victoria celebrates the richness of her inner world. Even in the years of...

Natasha Tripney | The Guardian