Our reviews of the six books shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.
Mazes are the epitome of a designed environment, of complexity, and yet they seem to emerge from somewhere dark and organic and basic in human nature.
We call the Vietnam War a tragedy. But it wasn’t a matter of fate: it was a choice.
From the Crossways estate in Bow to the Royal Albert Hall, grime music has fought its way to the centre of British culture.
The force of the second volume of Plath’s letter comes as Plath vents her fury towards Hughes repeatedly, letter after letter building into a fugue of sorrow and anger.
It’s a good question, and one that will define the direction of British politics in the coming decade.
A new book reveals how the private obsessions of a mother and daughter launched a global movement.
Now We Shall Be Entirely Free secures Miller’s his track record as a highly distinguished novelist.
Burgess saw journalism as a way writers could augment their income, publish to a large readership between books, and escape “the daily damnation of the typewriter’’ that a novel demanded.
The novel explores microcosmic Australia reduced to a town so drab it has no name.
Why it matters that money from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates weighs heavily and invisibly on British politics.