"Even in its tragic details, it is lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy..."
— The Guardian
5 out of 5
"This experimental novel narrated by a dog is clever, mature, entertaining and delightful..."
— Irish Times
The Great Believers
"a deeply affecting novel that is full of death, yet simultaneously spirited and hopeful..."
— The Observer
"Davidson is one of those writers, like Raymond Chandler, who wrote proper literature that just also happened to be genre fiction..."
— The Independent
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
The Underground Railroad
"This is a shocking and imaginative story of slavery and suffering..."
— Evening Standard
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
The Stone Sky
N. K. Jemisin
"It’s devastating. Poignant and personal and almost impossibly powerful......"
The Italian Teacher
"The Italian Teacher is often wickedly funny - Rachman has an eye for life's cruelty worthy of Waugh..."
A Different Drummer
William Melvin Kelley
"His work is long overdue a revival..."
— Financial Times
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"...so daring and mind-bending that you haven’t a clue where he’s going to take you...."
4.92 out of 5
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 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
What a Hazard a Letter Is
"sparkling... lively and well researched..."
— The Spectator
4.83 out of 5
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
At the Loch of the Green Corrie
"Consistently well-written, sometimes dazzlingly so, this book is difficult to slot into a genre..."
4.8 out of 5
The Kremlin Letters
David Reynolds, Vladimir Pechatnov
"a fascinating and detailed narrative of the war’s decision-making..."
Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters
"...a remarkable and intensely readable book..."
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...."
— Daily Mail
4.82 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
Patrick Radden Keefe
"Patrick Radden Keefe trains a cold eye on an incendiary subject..."
— The New York Times
4.64 out of 5
These Truths: A History of the United States
Jill Lepore (The New Yorker)
"Do read her magnificent book, but just remember that it’s not the whole story..."
4.6 out of 5
"combines the verve of a thriller with the detailed evidence of the sober, hideous truth..."
The Hate U Give
"...a brilliant and fantastically told exploration of race in America - and of growing up, too..."
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
"This sumptuously illustrated book is a celebration of words from the natural world..."
— The Sunday Times
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...."
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 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
"by turns gripping and laugh-out-loud funny..."
" as multi-stranded as a novel by Victor Hugo..."
"a brilliant novel for our times..."
"The novel exists on that narrow borderline where strangeness merges with the mundane, and Phillips is both an explorer, and a brilliant chronicler of this murky realm..."
4.75 out of 5
The Lost Man
"opens with an image so disturbing it lingers for days..."
"This is genuinely unputdownable..."
4.63 out of 5
"gut-wrenching twists and an engaging protagonist..."
— Daily Express
4.57 out of 5
"The result is inventive and deeply satisfying, especially to readers already familiar with the plot..."
4.5 out of 5
Slow Motion Ghosts
"the book still has a distinctive and appealing flavour...."
4.4 out of 5
A Treachery of Spies
"engrossing and ingenious..."
4.71 out of 5
"bleak but compelling..."
4.7 out of 5
"an epic and immersive read..."
"(a) nuanced meditation on race, roots and belonging..."
4.54 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
Nine Perfect Strangers
"an astutely observed skewering of aspirational anxieties and the wellness industry..."
4.38 out of 5
"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..."
"Trevor’s admirers will return to them again and again..."
What Dementia Teaches Us About Love
"compelling, deeply felt book..."
— Times Literary Supplement
"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
4.21 out of 5
Time to Go
"Time to Go fairly pulses with life — and, strangely, disarming humour..."
4.2 out of 5
The Silence of the Girls
"the vigour of her execution, will ensure that this novel is read for generations to come..."
4.79 out of 5
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 novel in this new, uncensored version does constantly what the best journalism does..."
— Literary Review
Blood and Sugar
"her knowledge is worn lightly and she brings the period splendidly to life in her horrible but irresistible portrayal of Deptford..."
"A superbly told story...."
4.25 out of 5
The King’s Evil
"a novel filled with intrigue..."
A Gentleman in Moscow
"This is a book to spark joy..."
4.17 out of 5
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Imogen Hermes Gowar
"Hermes Gowar tells her tale of mismatched lovers with great panache and energy,..."
4.15 out of 5
"A riveting chronicle of the Theranos saga..."
4.55 out of 5
Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund
"How a book offering a bright worldview became a surprise bestseller..."
"Airhead is a compilation of her greatest hits. And boy there are many...."
The Great Romantic
"Hamilton’s book is a marvel..."
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
"A blow-by-blow account by the journalists who changed it all..."
4.18 out of 5
"...(an) excellent account of the rise and fall of the bumptious entrepreneur..."
"A new account relates the rise of regional music scenes to the UK’s loss of heavy industry..."
4 out of 5
"Bullough pithily anatomises the offshore economy that affects us all, whether we realise it or not...."
Fierce Bad Rabbits
"an enlightening, perceptive analysis..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
Rose George (Y)
"a work of detailed journalism, covering what are essentially disparate and sometimes very complex subjects. ..."
— New Statesman
4.13 out of 5
Where Reasons End
"It seems fantastical – but then real events can be fantastical too. ..."
— London Review of Books
4.1 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..."
"a rich and joyous book about a fascinating bird..."
The Weather Machine
Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Sub...
Mark A. Miodownik
"Liquid would have been a better read if it had provided at least a moderate flow of stimulating prose..."
Europe: A Natural History
"An energetic sprint through 65 million years of complex biological history..."
Caroline Criado Perez
" as Criado Perez systematically shows, women are still considered the second sex, if they are considered at all...."
The Globotics Upheaval
"an engaging and informative book..."
Berkmann's Cricketing Miscellany
"a hugely enjoyable compendium of cricketing stories..."
"Lara Prior-Palmer’s terrific account of entering the Mongol Derby on a whim..."
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..."
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..."
Amateur: A True Story of What Makes a Man
Thomas Page McBee
"This rumble in the gender jungle is punchy, thought-provoking stuff,..."
3.88 out of 5
The Age of Football
"David Goldblatt’s fascinating account of how football is abused by political interests..."
3.71 out of 5
"It’s wonderful to hear the sound of Rooney’s voice on the page again..."
4.52 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 Doll Factory
"a harrowing and a bewitching adventure..."
4.12 out of 5
What Happens Now?
"funny and beautifully written..."
"a devastating debut..."
"[a] breathtaking debut...."
Daisy Jones and the Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid
"t's as if a woman wrestled the narrative from Almost Famous, drenched it in sunshine, sex and tequila, then left it for us to read on a rainy Sunday..."
3.94 out of 5
Live a Little
"Love and humour are found at the end of the road for a pair of elderly protagonists..."
3.85 out of 5
Asghar and Zahra
"Elegant, provocative, and clear-eyed, this beautifully pitched novel asks new questions about what imagination means, and what it costs..."
3.82 out of 5
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
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...."
Kate Kirkpatrick (King's College London, UK)
"Reading this evocative new biography of de Beauvoir, you can literally smell the coffee and the Gauloises...."
Maoism: A Global History
"The global influence of Maoism, from 1970s Zimbabwe to 1990s Peru...."
3.91 out of 5
Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes
"From Leonardo’s handbag to winged trainers, what we wear has always held a message, ..."
3.75 out of 5
Roger Eatwell, Matthew Goodwin
"They do a good job of demolishing lazy stereotypes about Trump and Brexit supporters being almost exclusively white and old..."
3.67 out of 5
The Science of Fate
"each chapter could be expanded into a book..."
"David G Blanchflower's diagnosis of new labour market ills is insightful but hard work in places..."
The Book of Baruch
Geoffrey Hill, Kenneth Haynes (Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, Brown University)
"It is among his greatest work...."
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..."
The Long Take
"a masterly work of art, exciting, colourful (and) fast-paced..."
4.19 out of 5
Vertigo and Ghost
"poems of lasting power..."
The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht, David Constantine, Tom Kuhn
" Kuhn and Constantine speak eloquently of the ways in which Brecht’s poems ‘are never just the servants of his politics"..."
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
"If it feels like something’s missing, that’s because it is: the music and pictures...."
The Letters of T S Eliot: Volume 8
T. S. Eliot
"this edition is utterly remarkable..."
3.63 out of 5
Running Upon the Wires
"This is a reminder of the poet Kate Tempest is – able, whenever she chooses, to soar above the conversational...."
3.4 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
"The Testaments contains much wit and brilliance, but its final shaping reduces it to something restorative but strangely bland..."
4.02 out of 5
"Raymond Chandler meets William Gibson..."
"The novel gathers momentum as it goes, and few readers will stop until they reach its final page..."
"awesome, awe-inspiring space opera..."
3.8 out of 5
Machines Like Me
"a fictional mathematical discovery is placed in the past and its ripple effects are carried forward..."
3.77 out of 5
"Two environmentally dystopian visions of a flooded earth..."
"enjoyably nightmarish...compulsive reading..."
Everything I Know About Love
"a shockingly intimate memoir from former sex columnist Dolly Alderton..."
The Dutch House
"This genealogical dig is grand in scope and spilling with secrets..."
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..."
"[a] sideways look at what happens when mathematics goes wrong..."
3.86 out of 5
My Sister, the Serial Killer
"a joyous stab against the patriarchy, as well as a suspenseful thriller..."
3.72 out of 5
The Rosie Result
"A brave, funny conclusion to an atypical trilogy..."
3.57 out of 5
"An entertaining polemic against the tech industry..."
3.33 out of 5
Diary of a Somebody
"a spoof too far..."
3.23 out of 5
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
"perky, witty and charming,..."
3 out of 5
"a book whose impact is accretive and, eventually, astonishing..."
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
"illuminated by flashes of gentle wit..."
4.31 out of 5
"it has a definite design – like that of a garden..."
4.26 out of 5
Around the World in 80 Trains
" a rare rising star of the genre..."
The Way to the Sea
"a personal, enjoyable celebration of the Thames from source to sea..."
In My Mind's Eye
"Her travelling days may be over, but the grand dame of travel writing still offers novel perspectives on the world..."
Mud and Stars
"her drily witty sentences snap like sushki, the crunchy sugared bread rings Russians eat with their coffee..."
A Savage Dreamland
"both fascinating and troubling..."
Into the Peatlands
Robin A. Crawford
"Footprint that was a mum’s only memento of her son: Author gives a fascinating insight into the history of Britain’s peat-cutting families in new tome...."
What's Your Type | Merve Emre
"The partnership behind a ubiquitous test..."
4.42 out of 5
"Capitalism is the villain in this near-future tale set on a surrogacy facility for the super-rich..."
3.93 out of 5
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..."
Let Me Not Be Mad
A K Benjamin
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..."
Doris Kearns Goodwin
"a more conventional appraisal of leadership, but a highly readable one..."
3.58 out of 5
The Gendered Brain
"A clever study into flawed research and gender-based misconceptions of the mind..."
3.55 out of 5
"A look at how intellectual thinkers can be carved up between ‘foxes’ and ‘hedgehogs’..."
3.5 out of 5
"every sentence is a joy..."
Land of the Living
"vivid, illuminating and unbearably tense..."
4.07 out of 5
Whiskey When We're Dry
"the punch and intensity of the writing and the voice of Jessie are rather remarkable..."
In the Full Light of the Sun
"Clare Clark’s sixth work of historical fiction, (is) as compelling as it is expansive..."
"I disliked this on first read, then was absolutely blown away..."
3.96 out of 5
"clear-sighted view of a divided America ..."
"Fforde keeps the puns and neologisms coming thick and fast..."
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...
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
"vivid, atmospheric and funny..."
3.87 out of 5
A History of the Bible
"A fascinating, wise exploration of the Bible’s evolution..."
4.27 out of 5
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 is as subtle a historian as he is a capacious one..."
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..."
The Lost Art of Scripture
"Karen Armstrong argues that scriptures are not meant to be read as history..."
Kabbalah: Secrecy, Scandal and the Soul
"Harry Freedman tries his best to explain one of the world’s most esoteric traditions, but mystery, it transpires, is mysterious..."
How Democracies Die
Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
"This is a provocative and readable book, but in the end it is also an unsatisfying one...."
3.43 out of 5
It's Not About the Burqa
"Mariam Khan has collected many young voices that passionately describe the multiple forces that form a sense of identity or its opposite..."
3.2 out of 5
Midnight in Chernobyl
"a gripping, miss-your-subway-stop read..."
"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..."
The Invisible Killer
Origins: How the Earth Made Us
"Faced with the loss of beloved landscapes, some passionate individuals have taken action at enormous cost and personal risk...."
"Lovelock’s rambling, maundering book indeed reads like the jottings of a trendy vicar..."
The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
"an attempt to prepare us for what has in fact already happened..."
Who Owns England?
"sometimes leads to caricature..."
3.16 out of 5
Manual for Survival
"Brown is credulous of sources that share her opinions, skeptical of those that don’t. This gives the book the flavor of a polemic..."
3.08 out of 5
The Priory of the Orange Tree
"the narrative builds like a tidal wave ..."
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
"reading it can often be a bit of a slog, to be frank..."
3.73 out of 5
"Fabulous elements are mixed with everyday life and references to Brexit in an intriguing mother-daughter story about origins..."
Fire and Blood
George R. R. Martin
"if you enjoyed JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, you’ll like this...."
2.81 out of 5
Future Home of the Living God
"This diary to an unborn child shows a world where the treachery of our genes has distorted society..."
The Poppy War
"but builds into a scorching, ultra-violent portrait of war’s horrors..."
In the Vanisher's Palace
Aliette de Bodard
"captures wonderfully how hard love can be in an unlovely world..."
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
" a marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny end-times fantasia..."
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 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..."
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..."
Pinch of Nom
Kay Featherstone, Catherine Allinson
"Remember how Joe Wicks burst on the publishing scene... Prepare for a similar trajectory for this...."
— The Bookseller
Lose Weight for Good
Henry Firth, Ian Theasby
Infused: Adventures In Tea
— Woman & Home
A Modern Way to Cook
"including one for the spaghetti technique that the internet went heart-eyed for a few years ago...."
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
"Does Grant add anything to these familiar tales? I think so: the perspective and sensibility of a 21st-century lawyer...."
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..."
Protest and Power
"Kogan tells this story with admirable even-handedness and plenty of revealing quotation..."
3.25 out of 5
Men On Trial
"rethinking the history of gender and masculinity in Ireland..."
"a masterwork of investigative journalism..."
Raficq S. Abdulla, Mohamed M. Keshavjee
"This rich and important book is a lucidly argued and accessibly written corrective..."
Mary Fulbrook (Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, University College London)
"Her story gains particular power and poignancy through the incorporation of voices from unpublished journals, letters, testimonies, personal interviews and other primary sources..."
Jamie Susskind (Barrister, Littleton Chambers)
"The tone of this book is as refreshing as the originality of insight...."
"very readable and hugely damaging..."
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’..."
"His arguments are compelling..."
Lost in a Good Game
"Challenging the hysteria and questionable science around video-game use..."
We Have Been Harmonised: Life in China's...
Kai Strittmatter, Ruth Martin
"A remarkable analysis identifies ‘Mao 2.0’ as the west’s new cold war adversary..."
The AI Does Not Hate You
"Silicon Valley thinkers are worried about the coming age of AI..."
"original and engrossing... brilliant..."
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?..."
"playful and inventive novel..."
3.51 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
The Taking of Annie Thorne
C. J. Tudor
"There is no sign of second-album syndrome: the mix of grotty provincial realism and amateur cold-case sleuthing works just as well here...."
"this book is an artefact in itself – a tactile, mysterious and seductive one..."
Follow Me to Ground
"Innovative and unsettling debut novel..."
Andrew Michael Hurley
"A deeply unsettling tale, superbly told..."
"(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..."
3.78 out of 5
Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps
"A redoubtable Scotsman of his time..."
Funny Man: Mel Brooks
Wild and Crazy Guys
Nick de Semlyen
"underlines just how extreme the endless quest for success could be..."
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
"(a) wise, funny memoir..."
The Castle on Sunset
"the secrets of LA’s most glamorous hotel..."
State of the Union: A Marraige in Ten Parts
4.36 out of 5
Anna Mill, Luke Jones
"it certainly is a wild ride..."
King of King Court
"This affecting account of family life features dreams of monsters, classroom japes – and a father hooked on heroin..."
The Red Zone
Silvia Vecchini, Sualzo
"a restrained, poignant graphic novel..."
Two Girls Down
"this flawless performance is captivating..."
" There is...real daring here, as well as empathy and imagination..."
Ireland in the European Eye
Gisela Holfter, Bettina Migge
"provides an excellent analysis of Ireland’s various interactions with its European allies..."
Morning Glory on the Vine
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..."
The Garden Jungle
"Professor Goulson is the kind of humorous, knowledgeable and bubblingly enthusiastic teacher anyone would want ..."