Here is yet another tale of a young girl making good by dancing like crazy. The dancing is energetic, the seen-it-all-before story tedious.
PumpkinflowersBy Matti Friedman
Biteback Publishing, £12.
For all the many books written in the past 40 years about what it means to be a woman, there have been comparatively few about the nature of masculinity.
Hitler: Volume 1:Ascent 1889-1939
By Volker Ullrich
Bodley Head, £25
Reviewed by Ben Barkow
Three hours fifteen minutes of people doing not a great deal more than sweeping up litter in a cinema after screenings, turns out to be seriously absorbing stuff.