We start this week with The Spectral Arctic: a Cultural History of Ghosts and Dreams in Polar Exploration by Shane McCorristine. Kristof Smeyers enjoys a thought-provoking, inspiring book, important in its approach to the study of the supernatural, and timely in its challenge of polar exploration and cultural encounters in the Arctic (no. 2279).

Next up is Ceri Law’s Contested Reformations in the University of Cambridge, 1535-1584. Francis Young praises a compellingly argued, exceptionally well-written and an indispensable addition to the historiography of the English reformation (no. 2278).

Last but not least we have a review article by Antoine Burgard covering two books which though different in scope and methodology are both welcome additions to the growing literature on this topic: Home(less): the IRO Children’s Village Bad Aibling 1948-1951 by Christian Höschler and In the Children’s Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952 by Lynne Taylor (no. 2277).