A new book by Richard English suggests that killing can bring its own rewards.
Despite his excellent eye for detail, Hens' account is not as persuasive as Will Self's forward.
Ian McGuire's novel is a powerful story which refuses to romanticise the past – in contrast with another new whaling story, Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett.
New books from Shigeru Mizuki and Polish duo Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal reveal an understated way to keep the past alive.
Joan Bakewell and Diana Athill have both written books which prove the richness of work produced later in life.
After the success of recent re-releases, publishing PR is increasingly searching for the next classic book - could one of these books be it?
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie reviewed.
Simenon is often read as a writer who offers no hope, yet preached a doctrine of cool serenity which is ultimately liberating.
In A Mile Down: the True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea, Vann explores the nature and legacy of mental illness.
America’s Dreyfus: the Case Nixon Rigged tells the story of Alger Hiss, the American government official accused of being a Soviet spy.
Two new books take us inside the least regulated industry on the planet.
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