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  • 5 March 2015

    The Swedish-born author of Island Of Wings, a memorable debut about a newlywed minister and his wife on St Kilda in the 1830s, has followed that up with even more involving novel, set on present-day Dartmoor and looking back through a life heavily burdened with guilt.

  • 1 March 2015
  • 28 February 2015

    Comedy, PG Wodehouse reportedly once said, is "the kindly contemplation of the incongruous".

  • 28 February 2015

    IN the judgment of his brother Max, Günter Glass is "charmless, half-blind and fat." To Dean Angela Winterbottom, who comes to write Günter's life story, he is a "very great man, composed of many contradictions." Poor Günter: only 22 years old, a likeable innocent, a window cleaner, and already capable of polarising others' opinions of him to such an extent.

  • 28 February 2015

    It counts as ironic that a bastion of free speech has to depend on the release of state papers for its official history.

  • 28 February 2015

    We heard the cries yet again, after the Charlie Hebdo massacre: "Why don't moderate Muslims speak out?" In fact, they have been speaking out for a long time, but Western politicians and media have got very good at pretending otherwise.

  • 28 February 2015

    The library in the title of this engaging fantasy debut is a vast complex which collects books from multiple alternate Earths, and this story concerns a mission by librarian Irene and her novice assistant Kai to pick up a rare (and dangerous) edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales from a version of London still very much in thrall to the Victorian era.

  • 28 February 2015

    In the early months of George W.

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