Book reviews

Of all the presents I got for Christmas, one of my faves was a book called How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English words you pretend to understand when you don’t by Hubert van deb Bergh and it's a dazzling collection of sumptuous words such as denouement, anthropomorphise and obfuscate.I recently chatted to a chap at a mulled wine...

It’s a rare occasion where I finish reading a business book and say ‘brilliant!’ (In fact, I rarely finish reading a business book at all.)But Brad Burton’s Get off Your Arse is unputdownable (yeah, I know it’s a made up word).The pace of the book is frenetic and not for the faint-hearted. And Brad, who hails from a tough area...