In Peacock & Vine, Byatt has turned works of art and their shade, texture, patina and heft into words.
Two new books reveal intriguing aspects to today's body politics: Darian Leader's Hands and Fay Bound Alberti's This Mortal Coil.
Two histories of Isis hope to shed light on the crisis in the Middle East.
For all that Dahl can be both bullying and brilliant, these letters remind us who the writer was really trying to please.
In the Darkroom charts the author's relationship with her transgender parent.
James Bloodworth's new book suggests ways to tackle the nebulous problems of UK poverty.
Three new books examine a period of life which seems to cause untold anxiety. But isn't there a case for just living it?
Like Samuel Beckett and James Joyce, Mike McCormack finds glory in the banal with a new novel set on All Soul's Day.
Housman Country: Into the Heart of England by Peter Parker is in intriguing accumulation of evidence and analysis about an elegantly restrained poet.
Culture is the latest book by academia's Jeremy Corbyn, but hopefully not his last.
Vinegar Girl and The Globe's Taming of the Shrew offer two new takes on a contentious play.
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