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Book Reviews: 14 October
OUT NOW SEX & DEATH: Stories edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs (Faber & Faber, £18.99) These 20 specially commissioned stories promise to strip us back to our animal selves as they explore two of life’s central themes. Nowhere is that intention more...
Book Reviews: 21 October
OUT NOW THE MAP AND THE CLOCK: A Laureate’s Choice Of The Poetry Of Britain And Ireland, edited by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke (Faber & Faber, £20) In this new anthology, the Poet Laureate joins forces with the National Poet of Wales to showcase...
Book Reviews: 28 October
OUT NOW NEW YEAR'S DAY IS BLACK by Nicky Loutit (Propolis, £14.99) Graphic novels are all the rage right now, and here is a painted memoir from the hands of a Cork Street artist. The exquisite artworks are a ‘visualisation of memory’. Both words and...
Book Reviews: 4 November
OUT NOW ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD: A Dangerous Innocence by Artemis Cooper (John Murray, £25) As novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard wrote a frank memoir, Slipstream, before her death in 2014, one can be forgiven for asking what else could be added to a factual...
Book Reviews: 11 November
OUT NOW THE RIVIERA SET by Mary S Lovell (Little, Brown, £25) Renowned for her biographies of great figures from the 20th century, Lovell has now focused her attention on a building: the modernist Château de l’Horizon at Vallauris on the French...
Book Reviews: 25 November
OUT NOW GOTHAM Rising: New York in The 1930s by Jules Stewart (IB Tauris, £20) The default narrative of interwar New York City tells of two starkly contrasting decades riven by the catastrophic Wall Street Crash of October 1929. Before it, the roaring...
Book Reviews: 2 December
OUT NOW ARBOREAL: A Collection Of New Woodland Writing edited by Adrian Cooper (Little Toller, £20) If you have ever found yourself deep in a wood with the feeling of eyes upon you, read on. That eerie sensation may not be entirely fanciful....
Book Reviews: 9 December
OUT NOW TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Life In Girls’ Boarding Schools, 1939-1979 by Ysenda Maxtone Graham (Slightly Foxed Editions, £16) Ysenda Maxtone Graham, alumna of the King’s school, has interviewed a host of famous women to recount the ramshackle...
Book Reviews: 6 January
OUT NOW School of Velocity by Beck Rubin (One, £12.99) Set in 1960s Holland, cultural historian Rubin’s Taut debut novel is an insightful look at the attraction of opposites and how time affects relationships. At its centre is the friendship between...
Book Reviews: 13 January
OUT NOW NINE LOVE LETTERS by Gerald Jacobs (Quartet, £20) This debut novel is a genre-twisting tour de force – a grand dynastic epic in the style of García Márquez, yet at the same time an exquisitely nuanced study of love and loss, and a primer on...
Book Reviews: 20 January
OUT NOW ISTANBUL: A TALE OF THREE CITIES by Bettany Hughes (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £25) As a result of the tragic recent events in Istanbul, far fewer visitors will get to appreciate this most extraordinary and achingly beautiful city in 2017. At...
Book Reviews: 27 January
OUT NOW THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS by Ruth Hogan (Two Roads, £16.99) The back stories, real or imagined, of lost-and- found objects form the centrepiece of this exquisite, absorbing novel, a potent cocktail of insightful psychological realism, whimsy...
Book Reviews: 3 February
OUT NOW ONCE WE WERE SISTERS by Sheila Kohler (Canongate, £14.99) ‘We are the blind leading the blind,’ writes Sheila Kohler in her memoir. Isn’t that so often the case in families? Not that the author’s family background is, in any other respects,...
Book Reviews: 10 February
OUT NOW SWALLOWING MERCURY by Wioletta Greg (Portobello Books, £12.99) Everyday life in 1980s rural Poland is recounted through the eyes of an inquisitive, imaginative girl called Wiola in this richly evocative novel: a multi-layered world of religious...
Book Reviews: 17 February
OUT NOW THE WILD OTHER: A Memoir By Clover Stroud (Hodder & Stoughton, £20) This memoir charts the willing descent of its lovely young narrator into various underworlds as she tries to process the grief of having her beloved mother neither dead nor...
Book Reviews: 24 February
OUT NOW IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM by Amy Gary (Flatiron Books, £21.97) This is the first biography of Margaret Wise Brown, whose children’s book Goodnight Moon has captivated readers for years. Amy Gary is a Brown enthusiast and had access to her...
Book Reviews: 3 March
OUT NOW POWERS OF DARKNESS: The Lost Version Of Dracula by Valdimar Ásmundsson (Duckworth Overlook, £20) From the perspective of a reviewer and a researcher, it’s difficult to overstate the significance of this remarkable literary discovery – but...
Book Reviews: 10 March
OUT NOW THE DAUGHTER OF LADY MACBETH by Ajay Close (Sandstone Press, £8.99) A contemporary story set in Scotland, close’s new novel explores the fraught relationship between 40-something Freya and her mother Lilias, a former actress. Freya is a modern,...
Book Reviews: 17 March
OUT NOW WEAR AND TEAR: THE THREADS OF MY LIFE by Tracy Tynan (Duckworth Overlook, 18.99) As a child, Hollywood costume designer Tracy Tynan was left with a succession of au pairs, while her jet-setting parents partied non- stop with literary and...
Book Reviews: 24 March
OUT NOW LONELY COURAGE by Rick Stroud (Simon & Schuster, £20) Meticulously researched using information from the Special Operations Executive (SOE) files in the National Archives, this is a book that lingers in the mind long after the last page. The...

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