Books

In a secular age, art films are haunted by Christianity, argues Sebastian Cody

Thelma Lovell applauds an attack on NHS bean counters

This exhaustive study of a single artwork is gloriously eccentric

Michael Duggan on Shakespeare and gunfights on the streets of Dublin

James Baresel on an unlikely last stand for the exiled Stuart dynasty

A controversial biologist thinks so, says Michael White. But I’m not convinced

Patrick West on the ‘utter scoundrel’ of the Enlightenment

Francis Phillips on the beauty of the Counter-Reformation

Parents will always turn to St Custard’s, says Harry Mount