This week's interview
Hester Vaizey recommends the best books on Modern German History
In the 20th century, Germany suffered defeat in two world wars and withstood two kinds of dictatorship. Yet today it is Europe's strongest economy. Hester Vaizey, fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and author of Born in the GDR, selects five brilliant books on a tumultuous century.
Born on this day in 1954
The Folding Star
by Alan Hollinghurst
“Alan Hollinghurst is my favourite living writer. I think he’s extraordinary.”