Backyard secret

A teenager and her little sister cover up the death of their parents in this tale that cuts black comedy with a big dollop of sentiment

Anything goes

Brad Gregory’s ‘The Unintended Reformation’ is an erudite account of how the 16th-century religious upheaval paved the way for modern capitalism

Perfectly formed

Toby Lester offers a compelling portrait of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’, leavening scholarship with storytelling and graceful prose