"Jones captures female friendships brilliantly..."
5 out of 5
"by turns gripping and laugh-out-loud funny..."
— Daily Mail
A Different Drummer
William Melvin Kelley
"His work is long overdue a revival..."
— Financial Times
"This experimental novel narrated by a dog is clever, mature, entertaining and delightful..."
— Irish Times
"Davidson is one of those writers, like Raymond Chandler, who wrote proper literature that just also happened to be genre fiction..."
— The Independent
The Underground Railroad
"This is a shocking and imaginative story of slavery and suffering..."
— Evening Standard
The Great Believers
"a deeply affecting novel that is full of death, yet simultaneously spirited and hopeful..."
— The Observer
Magda Szabo, Len Rix
"Katalin Street’s effect on me was so extraordinary that at first I couldn’t decide what was most extraordinary about it..."
— The Daily Telegraph
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
"...one of the most unusual and thought-provoking heroines of recent contemporary fiction..."
The Restless Girls
Jessie Burton, Angela Barrett
"a wonderful, magic-realist feminist fantasy..."
— Book Trust
Beastie Boys Book
Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
"few books took a timelier Polaroid..."
"According to Shepherd, “pathology tells its own story”, and he shows this brilliantly..."
— The Guardian
The Boy on the Shed
" Ferris’s memoir will endure beyond a convenient Christmas stocking filler..."
— The Times
4.93 out of 5
"...places Laura’s choices as a writer within the larger context of Americans’ self-deception when it comes to the pioneer life and its legacy..."
4.88 out of 5
"Self-contradictory yet brilliantly written, Horatio Clare’s account of his mental breakdown, treatment and recovery is essential reading..."
— The Scotsman
4.83 out of 5
What a Hazard a Letter Is
"sparkling... lively and well researched..."
— The Spectator
A World on the Wing
"A master storyteller who is also profoundly involved in scientific ornithology..."
Attlee and Churchill
Leo McKinstry (Author)
"We are reminded too that certain features of British politics are less new-fangled than they may appear...."
— New Statesman
No Place to Lay One's Head
"an illuminating depiction of wartime France and a gripping and affecting personal account of endurance and defiance..."
— The Economist
A Certain Idea of France
"This comprehensive biography offers a 3D portrait of a man who was arrogant and vain..."
4.81 out of 5
The Italian Teacher
"The Italian Teacher is often wickedly funny - Rachman has an eye for life's cruelty worthy of Waugh..."
"Powerful debut examines life as a Native American..."
4.92 out of 5
The Dawn Watch
"This stylishly written biography presents Joseph Conrad as a frank and original interpreter of his times and a prophet of our own..."
"This finely detailed account of the human cost ends with a poignant anecdote of loss redeemed...."
4.82 out of 5
The Kremlin Letters
David Reynolds, Vladimir Pechatnov
"a fascinating and detailed narrative of the war’s decision-making..."
4.8 out of 5
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White Peopl...
"this incredible book just made history..."
— Woman & Home
4.77 out of 5
When Time Stopped
"A meticulously researched, gripping and poignant memoir..."
4.75 out of 5
"River Kings is a rich and revelatory portrayal of this restless and extraordinary people..."
4.67 out of 5
The Cut Out Girl
Bart van Es
"moving history of WWII’s hidden children..."
"Beautifully observed and full of swipes at the inhabitant of the White House, it is hugely entertaining...."
"a brilliant novel for our times..."
" as multi-stranded as a novel by Victor Hugo..."
4.79 out of 5
The Lost Man
"opens with an image so disturbing it lingers for days..."
Never Have I Ever
"Jackson raises the stakes again and again in this skilfully plotted novel..."
4.63 out of 5
"both an excoriating picture of psychological trauma and an utterly transfixing crime narrative..."
4.61 out of 5
"Helen Phillips’s disconcerting new novel starts on a note of thrillerish urgency...."
— London Review of Books
4.6 out of 5
"expertise is clear throughout... his marriage of fact and fiction is masterly..."
"a deft exploration of the great racial divide..."
The Last House on Needless Street
"beautifully wrongfooting the reader every step of the way..."
A Treachery of Spies
"engrossing and ingenious..."
4.71 out of 5
"bleak but compelling..."
— The Sunday Times
4.7 out of 5
"this clever novel takes an unlikely, and amusing, approach to assisted dying..."
4.62 out of 5
Heaven, My Home
"magnificent... shines an unflinching light on an ugly side of contemporary America..."
"gut-wrenching twists and an engaging protagonist..."
— Daily Express
4.57 out of 5
"an epic and immersive read..."
A First Book of the Sea
Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton
"a particularly delightful anthology of poems..."
The Clockwork Crow
"this wintry enchantment is suspenseful, resonant of folk tales and perfect to curl up with in the cold..."
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
"...a beautifully illustrated collection of nature poems for children – one for every day of the year..."
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
"This sumptuously illustrated book is a celebration of words from the natural world..."
Hana Tooke, Ayesha L. Rubio
"a delightful and evocative first book...."
The Hate U Give
"...a brilliant and fantastically told exploration of race in America - and of growing up, too..."
A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
"A beautifully written and illustrated novel, it is highly recommended and will take you into another world...."
Armadillo and Hare
Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Bagley
"Bagley’s charismatic illustrations add character, movement, comedy and style..."
The Skylarks' War
"...this dense, beautifully unravelled family saga may be her best book yet...."
Chasing the Sun
Linda Geddes (Features Editor)
"entertaining and persuasive account..."
Hidden Valley Road
"This book is as much a story about the children who escaped schizophrenia’s cruel clutches as it is about those who fell victim to it..."
"a memoir that promises to linger with you like a literary earworm..."
This is Going to Hurt
" It is a truly laudable book, hilarious, moving and caustic. ..."
Pinch of Nom
Kay Featherstone, Catherine Allinson
"simple, accessible and easy to follow..."
Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad, Robin DiAngelo
"understand how to challenge white supremacy..."
How to Change Your Mind
"an often relentlessly sunny, affirmative writer..."
— The New York Times
4.56 out of 5
The Far Field
"luminous in outlining a young woman’s struggle..."
A Short History of Falling
"At every turn, [Hammond's] witty precision deepens the narrative’s impact. He did not choose his subject, MND chose him. He is a real writer and real writers have to write...."
4.44 out of 5
The Silence of the Girls
"the vigour of her execution, will ensure that this novel is read for generations to come..."
A Saint From Texas
"A Saint from Texas makes explicit what was once only hinted at, namely how potent an influence religion has been on the imagination of the quintessential gay writer of our time..."
The Sealwoman's Gift
"Magnusson takes us on a journey that not only crosses continents, but encompasses tragedy and rich sensuality..."
4.64 out of 5
Frieda: The Original Lady Chatterley
"an engrossing portrait of DH Lawrence’s muse..."
4.5 out of 5
The Manningtree Witches
A. K. Blakemore
"AK Blakemore’s exceptionally accomplished debut feels especially pertinent now, as women’s protests against their treatment by men are met with further aggression or accusations of hysteria..."
A Thousand Ships
"Haynes offers a fresh perspective on the story of the Trojan war..."
The Mirror and the Light
"has all the dark witty glitter of the earlier volumes in the trilogy..."
4.48 out of 5
A Net for Small Fishes
"In a narrative that brims over with colour and invention, Jago summons up Jacobean London with enormous persuasiveness..."
4.42 out of 5
Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters
"...a remarkable and intensely readable book..."
Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London
Rory Naismith (King's College London, UK)
"This is a startling debut collection..."
— Times Literary Supplement
"A riveting chronicle of the Theranos saga..."
4.55 out of 5
"Her writing is excellent: precise, economical and accessible..."
Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund
"How a book offering a bright worldview became a surprise bestseller..."
4.4 out of 5
The Great Romantic
"Hamilton’s book is a marvel..."
4.36 out of 5
The Bookseller's Tale
"a heady mix of history, philosophy, anecdotes and entertaining facts..."
4.33 out of 5
"Disrupting the world — from a small bedroom in Hounslow..."
How Innovation Works
"Ridley makes this point very convincingly..."
4.25 out of 5
"a pacy, behind-the-scenes account of Instagram’s rise..."
4.2 out of 5
"Sheldrake is an unusual thinker ..."
4.53 out of 5
Escape from Earth
"a true history of rocketry, espionage and sex cults..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
"A mathematician and advocate for technology challenges the influence of algorithms and calls for a better understanding of what we’re giving away ..."
4.41 out of 5
The Twittering Machine
"An unflinching look at our toxic relationship with grim yet compelling social media..."
Under a White Sky
"A damning survey, drawing on skilful and subtle reporting..."
4.38 out of 5
"Where Utopia is abstract and impossible, Sitopia is both grounded in daily experience and achievable..."
The Light Ages
"a book that illuminates not just the visionaries of the past but also the troubled state of anti-intellectualism in the modern world..."
Caroline Criado Perez
" as Criado Perez systematically shows, women are still considered the second sex, if they are considered at all...."
No Visible Bruises
Rachel Louise Snyder
"the book is a truly unique and beneficial account of abuse and its cultural context..."
4.43 out of 5
Inferno: A Memoir
"Cho weaves fractured memoir with Korean history and culture in a raw exploration of mental illness..."
What Dementia Teaches Us About Love
"compelling, deeply felt book..."
"Trevor’s admirers will return to them again and again..."
"It’s wonderful to hear the sound of Rooney’s voice on the page again..."
4.52 out of 5
The Giver of Stars
"Misfit women rule in a beguiling tale of unlikely love..."
The Museum of Broken Promises
"Passion, betrayal and a mysterious marionette show combine to enthralling effect..."
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
"Atmospheric and unforgettable..."
Nine Perfect Strangers
"an astutely observed skewering of aspirational anxieties and the wellness industry..."
"made me want to read her entire back catalogue..."
Reasons to Be Cheerful
"the pleasure of this novel is in the quirky characters, the effervescent writing and the comedy in just about every line..."
Swimming in the Dark
"Politics and intimacy collide constantly in Tomasz Jedrowski’s enthralling debut..."
Redhead by the Side of the Road
"what a rich and enjoyable mixture it is..."
4.32 out of 5
The Stone Sky
N. K. Jemisin
"It’s devastating. Poignant and personal and almost impossibly powerful......"
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again
M. John Harrison
"Harrison excels at evoking the deadened absurdity of the everyday. ..."
The Devil and the Dark Water
"a genre-sampling epic that sets outrageous traps for the reader..."
4.49 out of 5
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
"an exuberant mash-up of an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery and time-travelling, body-swap science fiction..."
4.37 out of 5
"In this coming-of-age story set in a near-future England, a teenager discovers life’s possibilities as climate chaos intensifies..."
Chris Beckett (Author)
"Two Tribes holds up a mirror to our fractured times..."
"Underpinning it all is an attempt to return our focus to the precarious wonder of the natural world..."
4.17 out of 5
Martin MacInnes (Author)
"MacInnes’s intriguing second novel deserves to cement his reputation as a bold and curious writer...."
4.14 out of 5
"Smartly choreographed as it moves between opposing forces on two planets, this is a rousing good read..."
4 out of 5
Out of Time
"a cat-and-mouse game played by well-matched enemies..."
Francis Spufford (author)
"Francis Spufford’s generous writing style combines a close-up view of events with a distant perspective. ..."
4.24 out of 5
When I Come Home Again
"(A) haunting tale in unpretentious but persuasive prose..."
"every sentence is a joy..."
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
"Anappara creates an endearing and highly engaging narrator to navigate us through the dark underbelly of modern India..."
4.13 out of 5
Land of the Living
"vivid, illuminating and unbearably tense..."
4.07 out of 5
"Everyone has a story in this subtlety written, yet grand, sweep through German-run colonial times..."
I Am Dynamite!
"The juicy soap-opera life of a great thinker..."
4.46 out of 5
How the World Thinks: A Global History o...
"A bold analysis reframes western philosophy in the light of the more mystical traditions of the east..."
Until the End of Time
"Greene is much concerned with the scale of things, from the micro to the macro..."
Kate Kirkpatrick (King's College London, UK)
"Kate Kirkpatrick frees the feminist writer from a subplot that came to define her..."
Time of the Magicians
"an intellectual lifebuoy thrown from the past to the present..."
Lessons in Stoicism
"Sellars achieves the task he sets himself admirably. ..."
"as the title of this book proclaims, we are standing on a precipice where no humans have stood before...."
"the experience is brusquely entertaining..."
The New Enclosure
"(a) fine and valuable book..."
The History of Philosophy
A. C. Grayling
"Perhaps this book’s greatest value lies in its vigorous, if largely implicit, defence of secular rationality...."
— Literary Review
The Summer Isles
"I loved The Summer Isles from page one..."
Magdalena: River of Dreams
"This book is the culmination of a lifetime’s work in the country and is suffused with a love and knowledge that only such long acquaintance can bring..."
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
"illuminated by flashes of gentle wit..."
4.31 out of 5
"Francis is extremely well-travelled ... but it is the other people that give Island Dreams its charm...."
4.3 out of 5
"an immersive and compelling read..."
4.29 out of 5
"A poet’s watchful gaze on the natural world..."
4.27 out of 5
To the Lake
"All Kassabova’s non-fiction is intensely personal, but her new book particularly so..."
"The journeys he recounts begin in his childhood and extend into his sixties, covering six main regions and more than seventy countries..."
"...this writer will take you to the edge of the world..."
The Nine Lives of Pakistan
"lives witnessed and colourfully described by Walsh..."
Here is the Beehive
"You've really never read a book quite like this one..."
"Rankine sketches her clearest vision of a just future..."
The Book of Baruch
Geoffrey Hill, Kenneth Haynes (Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, Brown University)
"It is among his greatest work...."
A Little History of Poetry
"canters from Gilgamesh and Homer to Mary Oliver and Les Murray in three hundred pages with a breezy sense of mission..."
4.47 out of 5
Francis: A Life in Songs
"lyrical successes – and plenty of imaginative touches..."
The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem
"a wonderful alternative history of modern poetry..."
Frolic and Detour
"Paul Muldoon’s ability to sing with feeling ... deserves the highest praise..."
Alasdair Gray, Dante Alighieri
"Published posthumously, the last of three Dante translations reveals Gray’s powers of insight and invention..."
Vertigo and Ghost
"poems of lasting power..."
The Long Take
"a masterly work of art, exciting, colourful (and) fast-paced..."
3.94 out of 5
Berkmann's Cricketing Miscellany
"a hugely enjoyable compendium of cricketing stories..."
4.78 out of 5
"Lara Prior-Palmer’s terrific account of entering the Mongol Derby on a whim..."
A Boy in the Water
"a compelling account..."
4.18 out of 5
The Moth and the Mountain
" an urgent and humane story that invites not mockery of a madman, but pity and admiration..."
That Will Be England Gone
"Henderson is a superior wallower in recollections of innings past..."
Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian
"the most serious attempt ever made to get behind golf’s great enigma..."
"...mesmerising. He mimics the way we absorb news and current affairs through myriad sources..."
4.1 out of 5
What's Your Type | Merve Emre
"The partnership behind a ubiquitous test..."
This Too Shall Pass
"From the start, Samuel draws us in..."
Some Body to Love
"thoughtful and compelling, if a little one-sided..."
The Sleeping Beauties
"Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illness..."
4.09 out of 5
Patrick Barkham (Y)
"Rose-tinted as Wild Child may be, its message is an urgent one..."
The Lonely Century
"This book is a crucial call to arms..."
"Leslie has a way of bringing fresh perspectives and telling anecdotes to obdurate subjects..."
"There are fascinating diversions into race, class and ambition..."
The Rag and Bone Shop
"O’Keane has written a fascinating, instructive, wise and compassionate book, the significance and value of which it would be hard to exaggerate..."
3.9 out of 5
Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope
"Megan Phelps-Roper’s scrupulous, anguished account of ‘loving and leaving’ the church..."
A History of the Bible
"A fascinating, wise exploration of the Bible’s evolution..."
4.39 out of 5
Lost, Found, Remembered
"It is a story that deserves to be told...."
Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
"more than coffee table aesthetics or even “mere anthropology”..."
4.23 out of 5
Noel Malcolm (Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford)
"Malcolm comes down somewhere in the middle..."
4.11 out of 5
The Celestial Hunter
"there are fascinating expositions, sparkling with insights..."
A Field Guide to the English Clergy
Rev. The Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie
"a light-hearted rebuke to “the idol of earnestness” which blights large parts of the Church..."
David D. Hall
"The book is an elegy for that high-minded tradition of American civic moralism, superseded, it would seem, not so much by priggishness as plain old selfishness...."
The Best Catholics in the World
"Derek Scally digs deep to understand rather than condemn collusion and betrayal of faith..."
Everything I Know About Love
"a shockingly intimate memoir from former sex columnist Dolly Alderton..."
More Than a Woman
"The juggle is familiar, but the take is fresh. ..."
"Highfire is deliciously funny at times. In a sea of forgettable modern fantasy titles, it offers moments of genuine originality..."
Between the Covers
"Jilly always makes the reader see through her eyes..."
The Dutch House
"rather beautiful in its effortlessly readable melancholy..."
Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of...
"(a) fascinating portrait of a comedy genius..."
The Hungover Games
"an acerbic must-read..."
"hits you right in the feels..."
4.08 out of 5
Islands of Abandonment
"In her brilliant new book, Cal Flyn finds green shoots of hope in the places humanity has left behind..."
The New Wilderness
"Cook has done a great deal of research, and the novel is full of information about survival skills and what is involved in ‘living primitively’...."
English Pastoral: An Inheritance
"(a) lyrical and passionate book..."
Midnight in Chernobyl
"a gripping, miss-your-subway-stop read..."
Origins: How the Earth Made Us
"Fort’s new book is alive to the poetry that stirs the human soul while fishing...."
Owls of the Eastern Ice
Jonathan C. Slaght
"Slaght writes with unfailing vividness about this strange region of the world which few of us are ever likely to visit...."
Our House is on Fire
Malena Ernman, Greta Thunberg, Beata Ernman, Svante Thunberg
"The family book links our burned-out mental health and our burned-out planet..."
Coal Black Mornings
"humble but idiosyncratic..."
House of Music
"What’s the secret behind raising seven classical music prodigies? A mother’s account..."
The Classical Music Lover's Companion to...
"The sheer size of Robert Philip’s Companion is testament to the weight of his scholarship..."
To Throw Away Unopened
"...her incandescent midlife memoir, a menopausal battle cry ..."
"It is the job of Graeme Thomson, the author of this excellent and necessary biography, to make sense of a tangled and often distressing story..."
"compact but also rewarding..."
How to be Invisible
"Her book... works magically, possibly because many of her lyrics are structured so strangely...."
A Fabulous Creation
"Hepworth has more insider knowledge and knows more rock anecdotes than any man alive..."
— The Herald
Professor Alan Walker
"a stunning achievement..."
The Stranger Times
"What saves the book from being just a retread of rather familiar material is McDonnell’s blisteringly comic-caustic tone..."
"a harsh, improbable world that blends some of the tropes of young-adult fiction with both grim realism..."
"Susanna Clarke’s enchanting, extravagant fusion of magic and memory..."
4.19 out of 5
The Absolute Book
"read slowly and absorb every detail of the world Knox conjures..."
The Priory of the Orange Tree
"the narrative builds like a tidal wave ..."
3.8 out of 5
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
"it would make for a great TV series..."
3.68 out of 5
"original and engrossing... brilliant..."
"This eerie tale of twins in an apocalyptic commune conjures a rich dystopian spell..."
Andrew Michael Hurley
"Andrew Michael Hurley returns to a strange but familiar terrain..."
4.06 out of 5
Mouthful of Birds
"her command of her material is scintillating..."
If It Bleeds
"represents one of King’s most obscure and impressive accomplishments..."
3.83 out of 5
Last Ones Left Alive
"Zombies hunt for living flesh in an Ireland destroyed by ‘the Emergency’ … but does this debut bring anything new to the dystopian genre?..."
3.75 out of 5
"Lebbon excels at portraying the phantasmagorical proliferation of nature within Eden..."
3.67 out of 5
"This novel is talky, smart, anarchic and quite sexy. You begin to linger on those three s’s when you speak the title aloud..."
3.56 out of 5
"the master of horror gets cuddly..."
3.29 out of 5
Death in Her Hands
"Death in Her Hands, like all Moshfegh’s novels, is a mystery, as well as a portrait of a broken mind...."
3.23 out of 5
Red and White
"It functions as both a memoir and a guide to Oz’s world of wine and, my God, he really can write..."
Scoff: A History of Food and Class
"This is a pleasurable compilation..."
A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
"a welcome addition to the canon of food-centric histories..."
A Half Baked Idea
"a gentle, lovely book..."
"James does for wine what Anthony Bourdain did for the high-pressure, low-margin world of professional restaurants..."
3.71 out of 5
"Slow Rise is never less than entertaining..."
3.5 out of 5
The Way We Eat Now
"Wilson writes with such clarity and grace that the chapters slip by like the courses of a delicious tasting menu..."
"Coffeeland functions not just as the story of one country’s relationship to coffee, but as a pocket history of globalisation itself...."
Dirt: Adventures in French Cooking
"Dirt is an at times riotous celebration of the French kitchen, but it is also a wistful account of what can be lost and forgotten with the passing of time...."
3.44 out of 5
"very readable and hugely damaging..."
"a wry and witty tour of intelligence and where it may take us..."
Jamie Susskind (Barrister, Littleton Chambers)
"The tone of this book is as refreshing as the originality of insight...."
"This amusing memoir cast a wry literary eye over the cult-like world of Silicon Valley..."
Facebook: The Inside Story
"Assembled methodically in this way, the range and repetition of Facebook’s transgressions is almost awe-inspiring..."
A World Without Work
"(a) fascinating and tightly argued book..."
3.47 out of 5
The Creativity Code
Marcus du Sautoy
"By the end of this elegantly conceived book, du Sautoy has subtly but fatally pricked the giant PR bubble of tech ‘AI’..."
3.43 out of 5
The Secret Barrister
"this immensely impressive volume manages to make a subject that is bleak and dry utterly compelling...."
A Song for the Dark Times
"It is always good to be back in Rebus’s company, even more so with Rankin slipping in various hints as to his eventual demise..."
Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most ...
"'Red Card, an account of the downfall of Fifa, reads like an FBI thriller — because that is exactly what it is.' ..."
Court Number One
"the scholarship and depth of evidence Grant employs give it substance..."
The Pink Line
"He approaches this task with bravura, care and deliberation, leaving their diversity and individualism fully intact...."
"The Secret Barrister returns with another well-informed, serious tirade – but does this book overstate the case?..."
"The Silence is essentially an argument in favour of closing down the talk, high-end or otherwise..."
3.81 out of 5
Eve Was Shamed
"This new book feels like a rehash of the ideas of second-wave feminism, with an uncritical adoption of some 21st-century orthodoxies that are actively hostile towards it..."
"An entertaining polemic against the tech industry..."
3.33 out of 5
Law in a Time of Crisis
"A lively collection of essays by the outspoken ex-judge..."
Anna Mill, Luke Jones
"it certainly is a wild ride..."
On Ajayi Crowther Street
Elnathan John, Alaba Onajin
"this soapy, spiky book is a compelling read..."
"South Korea’s reputation for comic art continues to blossom in this feline tale of feasts and filial duty..."
Jean-Noel Fabiani, Philippe Bercovici
"The idea of a graphic history of medicine seems almost an impertinence right now. ..."
Two Girls Down
"this flawless performance is captivating..."
Comic Classics: Great Expectations
"A funny, thought-provoking treat..."
" There is...real daring here, as well as empathy and imagination..."
Paying the Land
"a powerful piece of work..."
The Big Goodbye
"Sam Wasson offers a compelling account of the origins and making of Polanski’s film..."
"(a) caustic movie memoir from a gnomic genius..."
"(a) heartfelt and frequently devastating autobiography..."
'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': On Where...
"a delightful celebration of a martial pop culture..."
3.93 out of 5
"Juicier sex scenes, bloodier violence and racier dialogue being lapped up by cinema goers came to a shuddering end in 1934..."
"reveals her to be a defiant survivor, with an eye for scabrous detail..."
3.78 out of 5
Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps
"A redoubtable Scotsman of his time..."
Mr Wilder and Me
"Jonathan Coe’s usual cohort of fans may be bemused by the inconsistent style and tone..."
3.62 out of 5
William J. Mann
"This zigzag opus is hard to follow...."
"what we have here is Julie Andrews as her actual self, with barely a spoonful of sugar along the way..."
Types and Shadows
Sir Roy Strong
"The octogenarian’s third volume of memoirs has a change of pace..."
The Garden Jungle
"Professor Goulson is the kind of humorous, knowledgeable and bubblingly enthusiastic teacher anyone would want ..."
"radiates a youthful enthusiasm and optimism, a hunger to reconnect with nature even in the midst of a sea of concrete..."
The Well Gardened Mind
" a readable and blessedly comprehensible account..."
The Way Home
"The Way Home, Boyle’s memoir of his first year off-grid, is fascinating...."