Book review: The Claimant
Book review: The Claimant

The latest epic from Janette Turner Hospital's latest epic is not historical fiction, but it has a basis in history. It…

David Mitchell: Offering a way to become better
David Mitchell: Offering a way to become better

Centring around an ancient battle between two rival races of supernatural beings - one of which regularly regenerates into…

Man Booker Prize shortlist announced
Man Booker Prize shortlist announced

Three British writers, two Americans and an Australian are finalists for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction, open…

Keith Richards to chop Fiji tree down
Keith Richards to chop Fiji tree down

That tree Keith Richards fell out of and almost killed him when he was last down this way? It's not long for this world.

Books

JK Rowling hits back at online abuse over gay Dumbledore
JK Rowling hits back at online abuse over gay Dumbledore

The author told her ex-fan to follow alleged homophobe Brian Souter instead.

Heartbreak through Irish eyes

Elegant writing takes us through the highs and lows of a woman’s life.

Self-publish and be damned

Sometimes it’s the only way to get in print, and sometimes it’s the best way to keep control of your work. James Russell…

Ian McEwan: Great expectations

Ian McEwan’s new novel centres around a family court judge who gets too involved in one of her cases. She blows it, McEwan…

Book review: The Zone of Interest
Book review: The Zone of Interest

Martin Amis is a child of the 20th century, both literally and by literary preoccupation. He was born…

Book review: Four Stories

Oh, to write like Alan Bennett. The consummate modulations of mood and structure. The utterly English urbanity and self-deprecation…

Sarah Waters: Blood, sweat and scrubbing

Sarah Waters’ new novel explores what happens when an ‘unruly passion’ in the form of two lodgers enters a house. She talks…

Scorned former first lady in Hollande kiss-and-tell

A heated passion, a tumultuous break-up and a desperate bid at reconciliation: for the first time, France's former first…

Do you love or hate eReaders?

There are two sides to the eReader debate - Shelley Bridgeman is pro paperbacks, while Joanna Hunkin has turned for the…

Ten best Roald Dahl lines
Ten best Roald Dahl lines

Roald Dahl was born in this month in 1916. As a tribute, here are 10 of my favourite quotes from his…

Books Archives

Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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Arts

Lego breaks out of the toy box
Lego breaks out of the toy box

Monet was an oils man, Michelangelo was set on stone, Moore was a gentleman who preferred bronze. For an acclaimed American…

In quiet presence of power
Book review: The man who focused on work, not himself
Cloud over Black Widow portrait
Miley Cyrus turns her junk into happy art
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