Steven Bach Leni The life and times of Leni Riefenstahl, the controversial filmmaker who maintained right up til her death four years ago, that the footage she filmed of Hitler and his like didn’t mean that she was a Nazi herself. Oh contraire, reckons Bach. Little, Brown.
Charlotte Chandler Ingrid The opinion-dividing writer behind the life stories of Groucho Marx, Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock has the legend of Bergman in her sights. Simon & Schuster.
Frances Elliott & James Hanning Cameron The first major biographer of the man who would be PM aims to bring him out from behind the spin. Fourth Estate.
Mick Brown Tearing Down the Wall of Sound As Phil Spector’s murder trial prepares to have all of America gossiping, this book comes from the journo who interviewed him just weeks before his arrest. Bloomsbury.
Justin Wintle Perfect Hostage The prominent Burmese peace campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is the subject of this one, as we dip behind the headlines to find the real woman. Hutchinson.