BOOK REVIEWS

The Great Wave and North Sea

The Great Wave and North Sea

Robert Tanitch reviews two books on art and photography Hokusai Beyond The Great Wave (Thames & Hudson (£35). Hokusai (1760-1849), born in Edo (now Tokyo), is one of the great and most popular of ...
Tim Pigott-Smith’s posthumous memoir

Tim Pigott-Smith’s posthumous memoir

Robert Tanitch reviews Do You Know Who I Am? A Memoir by Tim Pigott-Smith (Bloomsbury £18.99) Tim Pigott-Smith, a much-admired actor, a jobbing actor, died unexpectedly at 70 just before his memoir wa ...
A fine insight into mental illness

A fine insight into mental illness

In the current climate of encouraging us to talk about mental health this book has opened a window on how our minds control our lives even without us noticing. A stunning debut about a girl who has le ...
Books on Vermeer and Alcohol

Books on Vermeer and Alcohol

Robert Tanitch reviews two books Vermeer in Detail by George Schwartz (Ludion £34-95) Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Kitchen Maid, View of Houses in Delft, Mistress and Maid, The Lacemaker, Allegory o ...