The Italian Teacher
"The Italian Teacher is often wickedly funny - Rachman has an eye for life's cruelty worthy of Waugh..."
— The Daily Telegraph
5 out of 5
The Stone Sky
N. K. Jemisin
"It’s devastating. Poignant and personal and almost impossibly powerful......"
"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..."
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
"...one of the most unusual and thought-provoking heroines of recent contemporary fiction..."
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
In the Dream House: A Memoir
Carmen Maria Machado
" like Frankenstein’s monster, this book is an exercise in patchwork..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
4.89 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
What a Hazard a Letter Is
"sparkling... lively and well researched..."
— The Spectator
4.83 out of 5
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 Kremlin Letters
David Reynolds, Vladimir Pechatnov
"a fascinating and detailed narrative of the war’s decision-making..."
4.8 out of 5
The Restless Girls
Jessie Burton, Angela Barrett
"a wonderful, magic-realist feminist fantasy..."
— Book Trust
"Powerful debut examines life as a Native American..."
4.92 out of 5
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"...so daring and mind-bending that you haven’t a clue where he’s going to take you...."
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
When Time Stopped
"A meticulously researched, gripping and poignant memoir..."
4.75 out of 5
The Cut Out Girl
Bart van Es
"moving history of WWII’s hidden children..."
4.67 out of 5
The Spy and the Traitor
"Macintyre brings depth, perspective and storytelling panache..."
4.65 out of 5
Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943
"His account of the events of May 16-17, 1943, will keep you on the edge of your seat, but his analysis of their causes and consequences is equally deserving of attention..."
— The New York Times
4.64 out of 5
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..."
— The Sunday Times
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..."
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...."
The Skylarks' War
"...this dense, beautifully unravelled family saga may be her best book yet...."
Armadillo and Hare
Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Bagley
"Bagley’s charismatic illustrations add character, movement, comedy and style..."
The Colour of the Sun
"He is that rare thing - a writer of lucid, mature elegance, who can still see the world through adolescent eyes...."
4.85 out of 5
"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
"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..."
"gut-wrenching twists and an engaging protagonist..."
— Daily Express
4.57 out of 5
"original and engrossing... brilliant..."
4.55 out of 5
A Treachery of Spies
"engrossing and ingenious..."
4.71 out of 5
"bleak but compelling..."
4.7 out of 5
Heaven, My Home
"magnificent... shines an unflinching light on an ugly side of contemporary America..."
"an epic and immersive read..."
"(a) nuanced meditation on race, roots and belonging..."
4.54 out of 5
"The result is inventive and deeply satisfying, especially to readers already familiar with the plot..."
4.5 out of 5
The New Iberia Blues
James Lee Burke (Author)
"Once again James Lee Burke has created a phantasmagoric fable..."
4.43 out of 5
"a magnificent tribute to both character and author..."
4.4 out of 5
Chasing the Sun
Linda Geddes (Features Editor)
"entertaining and persuasive account..."
"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. ..."
— The Scotsman
How to Change Your Mind
"an often relentlessly sunny, affirmative writer..."
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
What Dementia Teaches Us About Love
"compelling, deeply felt book..."
— Times Literary Supplement
"Trevor’s admirers will return to them again and again..."
"Adam Mars-Jones is a logic‑chopping polymath whose writing sings with cleverness and wit, and yet there is something relentless about this book..."
4.33 out of 5
Who Killed My Father
"remarkable delicacy and understanding..."
4.29 out of 5
The Silence of the Girls
"the vigour of her execution, will ensure that this novel is read for generations to come..."
The Sealwoman's Gift
"Magnusson takes us on a journey that not only crosses continents, but encompasses tragedy and rich sensuality..."
Frieda: The Original Lady Chatterley
"an engrossing portrait of DH Lawrence’s muse..."
The Mirror and the Light
"has all the dark witty glitter of the earlier volumes in the trilogy..."
4.45 out of 5
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
"Atmospheric and unforgettable..."
— Woman & Home
"delightfully and ingeniously...a novel written from the point of view of the lesser-known Miss Austen..."
— Literary Review
The Doll Factory
"a harrowing and a bewitching adventure..."
4.3 out of 5
Blood and Sugar
"her knowledge is worn lightly and she brings the period splendidly to life in her horrible but irresistible portrayal of Deptford..."
Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters
"...a remarkable and intensely readable book..."
"A riveting chronicle of the Theranos saga..."
"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..."
The Great Romantic
"Hamilton’s book is a marvel..."
4.36 out of 5
Ladies Can't Climb Ladders
"Robinson’s book gallops forward at breakneck speed...."
4.17 out of 5
"...(an) excellent account of the rise and fall of the bumptious entrepreneur..."
4.15 out of 5
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
"Even though we know what happens, She Said reads like a thriller..."
4.13 out of 5
"His story is one of assimilation..."
4.08 out of 5
Fierce Bad Rabbits
"an enlightening, perceptive analysis..."
4 out of 5
Escape from Earth
"a true history of rocketry, espionage and sex cults..."
"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..."
"an unambiguously essential read..."
Notes from an Apocalypse
"O’Connell has a gift for channelling the “sense of looming crisis” that characterises our times..."
4.25 out of 5
Caroline Criado Perez
" as Criado Perez systematically shows, women are still considered the second sex, if they are considered at all...."
4.18 out of 5
"a rich and joyous book about a fascinating bird..."
Origins: How the Earth Made Us
"It is no mean feat to capture the essence of the human body and the history of medicine and modern clinical practice in a single volume, but Bryson manages it phenomenally well..."
My Wild and Sleepless Nights
"What a relief to have someone report from the frontline of this essential human endeavour..."
4.27 out of 5
"Dana, her father’s ‘secret’ daughter, suffers deeply from shame, while his legitimate daughter Chaurisse enjoys a carefree existence..."
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..."
The Summer Isles
"I loved The Summer Isles from page one..."
A Boy in the Water
"a compelling account..."
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
The Things I learned From Falling
Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket
Stephen Fay, David Kynaston
"this engaging joint biography confirms that they were united by ‘a deep and thoughtful love of cricket and cricketers..."
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
"illuminated by flashes of gentle wit..."
4.31 out of 5
"A poet’s watchful gaze on the natural world..."
To the Lake
"she is astute at recognising the claustrophobia of a homecoming as well as its pleasures..."
"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..."
4.2 out of 5
"A new account relates the rise of regional music scenes to the UK’s loss of heavy industry..."
A Month in Siena
"it is exquisitely constructed and the use of language is precise and delicately nuanced without pretension..."
Around the World in 80 Trains
" a rare rising star of the genre..."
The Lost Pianos of Siberia
"The book’s richness is in its tangents..."
3.93 out of 5
"a more impressive and layered novel than Conversations With Friends..."
— A.V. Club
4.52 out of 5
Redhead by the Side of the Road
"a fully realised world full of dry humour, especially at the expense of tech hermits everywhere..."
4.39 out of 5
Nine Perfect Strangers
"an astutely observed skewering of aspirational anxieties and the wellness industry..."
4.38 out of 5
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..."
The Giver of Stars
"Misfit women rule in a beguiling tale of unlikely love..."
"[a] breathtaking debut...."
"I adored this uplifting story about hope and love..."
What Happens Now?
"funny and beautifully written..."
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..."
4.14 out of 5
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..."
"as the title of this book proclaims, we are standing on a precipice where no humans have stood before...."
Lessons in Stoicism
"Sellars achieves the task he sets himself admirably. ..."
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...."
Maoism: A Global History
"The global influence of Maoism, from 1970s Zimbabwe to 1990s Peru...."
3.91 out of 5
Hiking with Nietzche
"Kaag has a pleasingly wry, compact style, and is particularly interesting on thinkers that Nietzsche influenced heavily..."
3.67 out of 5
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
"Pick up this book, take a deep breath and hold on tight..."
The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem
"a wonderful alternative history of modern poetry..."
Francis: A Life in Songs
"lyrical successes – and plenty of imaginative touches..."
Vertigo and Ghost
"poems of lasting power..."
Frolic and Detour
"Paul Muldoon’s ability to sing with feeling ... deserves the highest praise..."
The Long Take
"a masterly work of art, exciting, colourful (and) fast-paced..."
3.94 out of 5
The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht, David Constantine, Tom Kuhn
"Where this volume breaks new ground in English is in conveying Brecht’s extraordinary poetic inventiveness...."
3.89 out of 5
One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
"Tennant’s precise Englishness requires something bolder to offset its simplicity: you miss fellow Pet Shop Boy Chris Lowe’s neon-lit synthesiser..."
3.83 out of 5
The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979
Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Saskia Hamilton
"So gripping are the clutches of The Dolphin Letters that readers smash at the bottom beside him...."
Everything I Know About Love
"a shockingly intimate memoir from former sex columnist Dolly Alderton..."
"Highfire is deliciously funny at times. In a sea of forgettable modern fantasy titles, it offers moments of genuine originality..."
The Dutch House
"Patchett gracefully captures the strange, egotistical logic of childhood...."
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..."
My Sister, the Serial Killer
"a joyous stab against the patriarchy, as well as a suspenseful thriller..."
3.95 out of 5
"[a] sideways look at what happens when mathematics goes wrong..."
3.86 out of 5
The Rosie Result
"A brave, funny conclusion to an atypical trilogy..."
3.57 out of 5
House of Trelawney
"This slyly comic novel is a great dissection of class and provilege..."
3.53 out of 5
"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..."
Land of the Living
"vivid, illuminating and unbearably tense..."
4.07 out of 5
In the Full Light of the Sun
"Clare Clark’s sixth work of historical fiction, (is) as compelling as it is expansive..."
Whiskey When We're Dry
"the punch and intensity of the writing and the voice of Jessie are rather remarkable..."
"a devastating debut..."
"I disliked this on first read, then was absolutely blown away..."
3.96 out of 5
"awesome, awe-inspiring space opera..."
3.8 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
"Underpinning it all is an attempt to return our focus to the precarious wonder of the natural world..."
Martin MacInnes (Author)
"MacInnes’s intriguing second novel deserves to cement his reputation as a bold and curious writer...."
"Raymond Chandler meets William Gibson..."
"the novel is one long caper..."
"The novel gathers momentum as it goes, and few readers will stop until they reach its final page..."
3.9 out of 5
Machines Like Me
"a fictional mathematical discovery is placed in the past and its ripple effects are carried forward..."
3.78 out of 5
What's Your Type | Merve Emre
"The partnership behind a ubiquitous test..."
4.42 out of 5
This Too Shall Pass
"From the start, Samuel draws us in..."
"Capitalism is the villain in this near-future tale set on a surrogacy facility for the super-rich..."
Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
"enthusiasm sometimes gets the better of him: the book glosses over too many of the weaknesses of human behaviour genetics..."
Tim Etchells, Jarvis Cocker
"The orality of these morality tales is absolutely thrilling..."
3.71 out of 5
When the Dogs Don't Bark
Professor Angela Gallop
"a fascinating memoir of a scientist’s career, but also the history of a field’s technological transformation..."
The Science of Storytelling
"The mechanisms of narrative..."
Let Me Not Be Mad
A K Benjamin
Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias
"One can disagree with her presentation of the science, but Agarwal’s diagnosis of the political harms of bias is passionate and urgent...."
3.63 out of 5
Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope
"Megan Phelps-Roper’s scrupulous, anguished account of ‘loving and leaving’ the church..."
Noel Malcolm (Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford)
"Malcolm is as subtle a historian as he is a capacious one..."
A History of the Bible
"A fascinating, wise exploration of the Bible’s evolution..."
Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
"more than coffee table aesthetics or even “mere anthropology”..."
4.23 out of 5
"Carrère’s transparency about his approach is what sets him apart..."
Angels: A Visible and Invisible History
"Stanford deserves praise for some wonderful art historical writing..."
Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, ...
"how a people and religion were built on language..."
Sex and Lies
"There is plenty of horror here..."
3.73 out of 5
The Lost Art of Scripture
"Armstrong tells an epic story with a polemical edge. ..."
Coal Black Mornings
"humble but idiosyncratic..."
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 ..."
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..."
4.09 out of 5
I Saw Eternity the Other Night: King’s...
It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track
" Penman exemplifies the art of effective music criticism: neither comprehensive nor hagiographical, his portraits of pop-cultural figures have a unique richness..."
Midnight in Chernobyl
"a gripping, miss-your-subway-stop read..."
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..."
"Two powerful books by low-paid women struggling to keep a roof over their heads illustrate the severity of Britain’s housing crisis..."
Never Home Alone
"Dunn’s description of what goes on in the rich ‘biofilm’ inside our showerheads is astonishing stuff..."
3.88 out of 5
The Year Without Summer
"Glasfurd does not flinch from the anguish faced by many in the period..."
The Invisible Killer
"Faced with the loss of beloved landscapes, some passionate individuals have taken action at enormous cost and personal risk...."
The Priory of the Orange Tree
"the narrative builds like a tidal wave ..."
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
"it would make for a great TV series..."
3.68 out of 5
"Fabulous elements are mixed with everyday life and references to Brexit in an intriguing mother-daughter story about origins..."
"Fforde keeps the puns and neologisms coming thick and fast..."
3.4 out of 5
Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood
"the conclusion of the book is, in its bleak way, impressive..."
3.33 out of 5
The Starless Sea
"Erin Morgenstern’s starry debut, The Night Circus, proves a hard act to follow..."
3.26 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...."
"details the highs and lows of life in tech..."
3.69 out of 5
Facebook: The Inside Story
"The collateral damage of his crusade ... truly doesn’t appear to cause Zuckerberg a wink of lost sleep..."
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
"Lovelock’s rambling, maundering book indeed reads like the jottings of a trendy vicar..."
3.36 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..."
A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
"a welcome addition to the canon of food-centric histories..."
4.11 out of 5
A Half Baked Idea
"a gentle, lovely book..."
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..."
3.5 out of 5
Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British Food
"he builds a picture not just of the grub itself but of the people who put themselves outside it..."
3 out of 5
"It teaches you to make the recipes, and encourages you to become a more instinctive cook...."
"Sodha's first book, Made in India, is a staple in my kitchen, and as my household is one-quarter vegetarian, one-quarter dairy-free, I can see this becoming a favourite too..."
— The Bookseller
A Long and Messy Business
"'Leigh is a great chef who’s at home both on the page and in the kitchen'..."
Antoni in the Kitchen
"It all looks genuinely appealing and doable..."
Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street
"I was left longing for more meat on the story, but the book is a wonderful celebration of multiculturalism..."
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..."
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
"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
You Know You Want This
"Kristen Roupenian’s sharp, powerful and uncomfortable debut collection of stories..."
3.06 out of 5
"Pine wraps folk-horror trappings around a tale of grief and loneliness set in the Scottish Highlands..."
"an enjoyably overwrought exercise in dark melodrama...."
The Lost Ones
"If you liked A Woman in Black, you'll love this utterly gripping and atmospheric book..."
The Secret Barrister
"this immensely impressive volume manages to make a subject that is bleak and dry utterly compelling...."
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..."
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..."
Protest and Power
"Kogan tells this story with admirable even-handedness and plenty of revealing quotation..."
3.25 out of 5
Trials of the State
"Sumption has made some interesting changes...."
A Judge's Journey
"deftly combines humility, humanity and historical context..."
First, They Erased Our Name
Habiburahman, Sophie Ansel, Andrea Reece
"a rare first-hand account..."
The Narrow Corridor
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
"In the context of our troubled times, it reads like a warning...."
The Big Goodbye
"Sam Wasson offers a compelling account of the origins and making of Polanski’s film..."
"(a) heartfelt and frequently devastating autobiography..."
'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': On Where...
"a delightful celebration of a martial pop culture..."
"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..."
Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps
"A redoubtable Scotsman of his time..."
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..."
3.44 out of 5
When Harry Met Cubby
"This fascinating book is a behind-the-scenes glimpse, not at the creative, imaginative side of ‘the most successful movie franchise in history’, but at the business end of Bond..."
"Afterimages strikes a balance between consistency of thought and a willingness to adapt...."
Anna Mill, Luke Jones
"it certainly is a wild ride..."
"Come for the consumer satire; stay for the heartache...."
"Funny, sweet and emotionally true, it doesn’t so much tiptoe on to fraught cultural territory as dance wildly across it..."
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..."
Two Girls Down
"this flawless performance is captivating..."
" There is...real daring here, as well as empathy and imagination..."
King of King Court
"This affecting account of family life features dreams of monsters, classroom japes – and a father hooked on heroin..."
Modernists & Mavericks
"Gayford lucidly and entertainingly lays out their characters..."
Giovanni Bellini: The Art of Contemplation
New Year's Day is Black
"a bold and sobering work of art..."
Lee Krasner: A Biography
"How do we properly judge Lee Krasner’s art?..."
A Lesson in Art and Life
Hugh St Clair
"he original Bohemian Rhapsody of two art world hedonists..."