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The Christmas Books Guide
FICTION THE BURIED GIANT by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber & Faber, £20; offer price, £16) In his first novel in 10 years, the award-winning writer surprises his readers again by turning his hand to the genre of fantasy set in Britain’s Dark Ages. As in much of...
http://www.lady.co.uk/culture/9376-the-christmas-book-guide
Book reviews: 12 October
OUT NOW RENEGADE by Robyn Young (Hodder & Stoughton, £16.99) A gripping new historical novel from the author of Brethren – Renegade is the second novel in Robyn Young's Insurrection trilogy and tells the story of Robert Bruce. Carefully researched and...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/19-culture/books/1156-book-reviews-12-october?Itemid=124
Book reviews: 2 November
OUT NOW THE HOROLOGICON by Mark Forsyth (Icon Books, £12.99) Mark Forsyth wrote the bestselling Etymologicon, a collection of verbal curiosities. So, if you like the sound of that then you should rush out to buy this one – a day's jaunt through the...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/19-culture/books/1279-book-reviews-2-november?Itemid=124
Book reviews: 5 October
OUT NOW A POSSIBLE LIFE by Sebastian Faulks (Hutchinson, £18.99) According to the author, this is a book concerned with 'the limitations of human identity'. Neither a novel nor a collection of short stories, it's perhaps best described as five...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/19-culture/books/1120-book-reviews-5-october?Itemid=124
Book Reviews: 25 January
OUT NOW GOSSIP by Beth Gutcheon (Atlantic Books, £12.99) Gossip, as the couturier narrator of this novel observes, is a poisonous thing. Poisonous, but also delicious, especially when it concerns the kind of Manhattanite ladies-who-lunch that are...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/19-culture/books/1704-book-reviews-25-january?Itemid=124
Book Reviews: 7 June
OUT NOW CRUEL CROSSING: ESCAPING HITLER ACROSS THE PYRENEES by Edward Stourton (Doubleday, £20; offer price, £16) Each July an annual trek across the Chemin de la Liberté in the Pyrenees commemorates the brave souls who between 1939- 1945 used these...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/19-culture/books/2438-book-reviews-7-june?Itemid=124
Book Reviews: 23 September
OUT NOW LITERARY LONDON by Eloise Millar and Sam Jordison (Michael O’Mara, £12.99) The nice thing about this entertaining guide to the capital’s chroniclers is that it is organised not by region but by theme. Thus Samuel Johnson rubs shoulders with...
http://www.lady.co.uk/culture/10190-book-reviews-23-september
Book Reviews: 5 June
OUT NOW A History Of Money by Alan Pauls (Melville House, £17.99; offer price, £16.19) A young man looks back on his life growing up in 1970s and 1980s Argentina, starting with a defining event in his youth: a family friend died in a helicopter crash,...
http://www.lady.co.uk/culture/8864-book-reviews-5-june
Bumper harvests, the no-dig way
Charles Dowding’s Veg Journal is a superbly readable and comprehensive new guide by the UK’s leading expert on organic, no-dig vegetable cultivation. Drawing on 30 years of successful hands-on market gardening, the author has produced in compact...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/15-life/gardening/3739-bumper-harvests-the-no-dig-way?Itemid=118
Book reviews: 23 November
Whether it’s a charming picture book, an anthology, a comic annual, or a classic revisited, there’s something for everyone here. Celebrate the season with humour and nostalgia just by dipping into these page-turners for hours of family entertainment...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/19-culture/books/1395-book-reviews-23-november?Itemid=124
Book Reviews: 11 October
OUT NOW THE OUTCASTS by KATHLEEN KENT (Headline Review, £13.99; offer price, £11.99) This Western-cumpsychological thriller features an epileptic prostitute with a talent for maths, a horsetaming Texas Ranger with non-violent leanings, plenty of...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/19-culture/books/3112-book-reviews-11-october?Itemid=124
Book Reviews: 18 October
OUT NOW ELIZABETH OF THE GERMAN GARDEN: A BIOGRAPHY OF ELIZABETH VON ARNIM by Jennifer Walker (Book Guild, £20; offer price, £16) Elizabeth von Arnim, born Mary Beauchamp, is one of the forgotten fi gures of 20th-century women’s fiction, despite her...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/19-culture/books/3152-book-reviews-18-october?Itemid=124
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...
http://www.lady.co.uk/culture/9210-book-reviews-2-october
TO ROME WITH LOVE
Woody Allen is the Marmite of the movies. You either love him or loathe him. For the most part – though not all the time – I fall into the former category. Allen at his best is still the wittiest, cleverest comedy film-maker around but of late, as he...
http://www.lady.co.uk/component/content/21-culture/television-film/1090-to-rome-with-love?Itemid=125
The Christmas Book Guide 2016
FICTION NUTSHELL by Ian McEwan (Jonathan Cape, £16.99) McEwan is on top form in this tale of adultery, greed and murder with references to Hamlet, narrated by a baby boy in utero. While his mother and paternal uncle hatch their evil plans, said foetus...
http://www.lady.co.uk/culture/10368-the-christmas-book-guide-2016
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...
http://www.lady.co.uk/culture/10281-book-reviews-21-october
A LA MODE
Whatever its style – restrained and monochromatic, vivid and exuberant, or eclectic and surprising – a successful interior is cohesive. It demands discipline, editing, and a clear and consistent point of view. A home is no more a conglomeration of...
http://www.lady.co.uk/life/9947-a-la-mode
Book reviews: 22 April
OUT NOW A CABINET OF PHILOSOPHICAL CURIOSITIES by Roy Sorensen (Profile Books, £14.99; offer price, £12.99) As the title suggests this is a dizzying, surprising and amusing compendium of fascinating and odd examples of logic that can be found outside...
http://www.lady.co.uk/culture/9774-book-reviews-22-april
The FIRST-CLASS JOY of LETTER WRITING
My love affair with letter writing started as a young girl. I loved reading the letters my great-great-grandmother had sent from the UK to her daughter in Australia. It was my first taste of the mystery and nostalgia of different places and times. The...
http://www.lady.co.uk/people/8785-the-first-class-joy-of-letter-writing

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