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A new collection offers an intriguing glimpse of Capote as a boy: precocious, provocative, spirited and strange, a “pocket Merlin” spinning tall tales.
White is a dangerous colour – and de Waal's journey shows the human cost of porcelain.
From Fiji to San Francisco, William Finnegan evokes the magic and terror of chasing waves in rapturous prose.
Preperation for the Next Life is remarkably well-researched, but doesn't forget the profound intimacy of life on the margins.
The primal damaging act in this novel is the appalling violence meted out by West Pakistan during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971, in particular the systematic campaign of rape.
The pleasure for the reader of David Mitchell’s novels lies in the comforting sense that there might after all be a pattern to the random data of the everyday.
An ambitious and extraordinary ninth novel that is haunted by “a familiar piece of music, the old-fashioned sound an orchestra might make for rich ladies and gentlemen to dance to, in the old-fashioned times”.