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Book Reviews: 28 August
OUT NOW The Crossing by Andrew Miller (Sceptre, £18.99; offer price, £14.99) Maud, the protagonist of Miller’s visceral and exquisitely written novel, likens herself to plain water – and few characters are so neutrally, impassively masterful. In her...
Book Reviews: 4 September
OUT NOW THE MOOR’S ACCOUNT by Laila Lalami (Periscope, £9.99; offer price, £9.49) In the actual surviving account of the 16thcentury Spanish expedition to the New World led by Pánfilo de Narváez, there is a brief reference to Mustafa – the protagonist...
Book Reviews: 11 September
OUT NOW IN THE LAND OF GIANTS by Max Adams (Head of Zeus, £25; offer price, £22.50) Britain’s so-called ‘dark ages’, the period between the end of Roman rule (410) and the death of King Alfred (899), remain a source of fascination for scholars and the...
Book Reviews: 18 September
OUT NOW More Lives than One: The Extraordinary Life of Felix Dennis by Fergus Byrne (Ebury Press, £20; offer price, £16.50) Outrageous, colourful and eccentric, multimillionaire publisher Felix Dennis first hit the headlines as co-editor of the...
Book Reviews: 25 September
OUT NOW Francis Bacon in Your Blood: A Memoir by Michael Peppiatt (Bloomsbury, £25; offer price, £20) Handsome Cambridge undergraduate Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon in 1963: hoping to interview his hero for a student magazine, he tracked him...
Book Reviews: 2 October
OUT NOW THE FIRST THING YOU SEE by Grégoire Delacourt (W&N, £12.99; offer price, £11.69) How much do our looks define our lives and identity? Can there be desire without the body? Delacourt’s graceful novel asks these questions through an unusual love...
Book Reviews: 9 October
OUT NOW Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate (William Collins, £30; offer price, £27) Poet Laureate Ted Hughes attracted more scandal than any other since Lord Byron. His magnetic personality, dark, smouldering looks, sexual appetite and...
Book Reviews: 16 October
OUT NOW SO YOU DON’T GET LOST IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD by Patrick Modiano (MacLehose Press, £14.99; offer price, £13.49) A call from a stranger who has found his address book. This sinister figure demands information about one of the people in the book:...
Book Reviews: 23 October
OUT NOW RENISHAW HALL: The Story Of The Sitwells by Desmond Seward (Elliott & Thompson, £25; offer price, £21.50) Who has not heard of the Sitwells, that extraordinary literary triumvirate of Osbert, Sacheverell and Edith? Much has been written, by...
Book Reviews: 30 October
OUT NOW Natural Histories: 25 Extraordinary Species That Have Changed Our World by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss (John Murray, £25; offer price, £22.50) Accompanying the popular BBC Radio 4 series presented by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss, Natural...
Book Reviews: 6 November
OUT NOW Slade House by David Mitchell (Sceptre, £12.99; offer price, £10.99) Set in the same uncanny universe as his novel The Bone Clocks, Mitchell’s novella takes us to a world where the boundaries between life and death, mortality and immortality,...
Book Reviews: 13 November
OUT NOW The Invention Of Nature: The Adventures Of Alexander von Humboldt, The Lost Hero Of Science by Andrea Wulf (John Murray, £25; offer price, £22) He has more of the natural world named after him than anyone else: the Humboldt Current in the...
Book Reviews: 20 November
OUT NOW QUICKSILVER by HRH Princess Michael of Kent (Constable, £20; offer price, £17) The third volume in her Anjou trilogy, the Princess’s latest historical novel is also written in the present tense, but for the first time the author has chosen to...
Book Reviews: 26 February
OUT NOW The bLack notebook by Patrick Modiano, translated by Mark Polizzotti (MacLehose Press, £14.99; offer price, £12.99) French novelist Modiano has won just about every big award, from the Prix Goncourt to the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature – but...
Book reviews: 4 March
OUT NOW YUKI CHAN IN BRONTE COUNTRY by Mick Jackson (Faber & Faber, £12.99; offer price, £10.99) Following on from his Booker Prize-shortlisted The Underground Man, about an eccentric Victorian aristocrat tunnelling his way across London, Jackson’s...
Book reviews: 11 March
OUT NOW AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFÉ: Freedom, Being And Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell (Chatto & Windus, £16.99; offer price, £14.99) Like modern-day hipsters, the 1930s French existentialists had a weird glamour all of their own: Instead of beards...
Book reviews: 18 March
OUT NOW ANATOMY OF A SOLDIER by Harry Parker (Faber, £14.99; offer price, £12.99) What an extraordinary debut this is. The character at its centre is a young British Army captain, Tom Barnes, who experiences life-changing injuries after being blown up...
Book reviews: 1 April
OUT NOW SHAKESPEARE IN SWAHILILAND by Edward Wilson-Lee (William Collins, £20; offer price, £17) This year is the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, and his achievements are being celebrated on a global scale. I thought nothing could surprise me...
Book reviews: 8 April
OUT NOW A MAN OF GENIUS by Janet Todd (Bitter Lemon Press, £16.99; offer price, £14.99) Todd’s academic expertise on women writers and the Romantic period serves her well in this gripping, original historical novel with abundant thrills, spills and...
Book reviews: 15 April
OUT NOW UNEXPECTED ISRAEL: STORIES YOU NEVER READ IN THE MEDIA by Ruth Corman (Gefen Publishing House, £29.50; offer price, £25) Beautifully illustrated with photographs by the author, Unexpected Israel brings to life a rich cast of characters that you...

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