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‘we Shoot Huns All Day And Drink All Night’

The Battle of Britain BY JAMES HOLLAND BANTAM, £25 S unday, May 5 1940. With a gentle breeze blowing across the airfield 20 miles east of Edinburgh, RAF Pilot Officer David......

Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

DISNEY PEARL, £11.97 Former Beach Boy Wilson releases another ambitious orchestral album, following 2004’s reworking of the Beach Boys LP, Smile , and 2008’s That Lucky Old Sun......

The Secret In Their Eyes

CERT 18, 129 MINUTES This Oscar-winning Argentinian crime thriller finally gets a British release. Directed by Juan José Campanella and based on the novel by Eduardo Sacheri,......

Merry Wives Of Windsor

SHAKESPEAREʼS GLOBE There is a tradition that Elizabeth I wanted to see Falstaff in love and that Shakespeare, not wanting to lose his head, dashed off a farce especially for......

Wallander

BBC FOUR, AUGUST 14, 9PM BBC Four continues its run of the original Swedish version of Wallander , the low-key detective series based on the novels of Henning Mankell. In this......

How To Get An A*

BBC RADIO 4, AUGUST 16, 11AM It’s a testament to rampant grade inflation that A-level examiners felt the need to introduce a new A* grade to distinguish between outstanding......

Whip It

£9.99, CERT 12A, 111 MINS Drew Barrymore’s debut as director received a generally positive response when it came out in April, and with good reason. It stars 23year-old next big......

A Very English History Of Christianity

Not Angels But Anglicans EDITED BY HENRY CHADWICK CANTERBURY PRESS, £25 T he chapters assembled here first ran as weekly essays in the Church Times during 1999 and 2000. They......

Nine Dragons By Michael Connelly (orion, £7.99) Michael...

written some of the best and most hard-boiled police procedurals to come out of the States for the last decade, so it’s a nice surprise to see him returning to Detective Harry......

The Celtic Revolution By Simon Young (gibson Square,...

all the peoples of Europe, none are so much wrapped in mystery as the Celts, and yet so well-known. The term was invented by Edward Lhuyd, director of the Ashmolean Museum,......

Gateway To Resurrection By Maria Boulding Osb (burns &...

£10.99) More than 30 years ago Sister Ruth Burrows decided she had written everything she needed to on the topic of the spiritual life. She had published two lauded books on......

To Believe In Jesus By Ruth Burrows (burns & Oates,

£9.99) Dame Maria Boulding was acclaimed in her lifetime as an outstanding spiritual teacher. Her vision lives on in this book, written in the final months of her life as she......

Croatia By Marcus Tanner (yale, £12.99) Croatia Is A...

country that captivates many British writers who come to know it, but it is a complex nation marked by a bloody history. Tanner originally wanted to write a book about the......