A new book by Richard English suggests that killing can bring its own rewards.
Taylor Downing's new Breakdown: the Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme, 1916 reveals a turning point for mental health.
Football by Jean-Philippe Toussaint is a strange mix of heightened prose and stilted banality.
Like the heroine, the narrative feels becalmed and slightly wrong-footed in Anthony Quinn’s Freya.
Reading What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is like settling into a roller coaster.
Like sex, money is something that a lot of people spend a lot of time thinking about (and wanting more of). Shakespeare was no exception.
“I was on the scrapheap,” the Beatles bassist had thought, aged 27, when the band split up. How wrong he was.
Lynsey Hanley’s memoir Respectable: the Experience of Class attacks the sharp-elbowed bourgeoisie – but society will only be transformed by building coalitions between the middle and working classes.
Together, Ann Wroe and Bruce Watson's new books illuminate – no other word will do – the brilliance all around.
As a fiction writer, Hensher has virtuosity on tap, so every page delivers something enjoyable and even eye-popping.
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space shows how rivalries developed during the fraught search for gravitational revenge.
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