• 26 July 2014

    Each generation needs its own fresh images of immensity, or rather of human smallness within it.

  • 26 July 2014

    Upstairs At The Party is the life and opinions of Adele, born in the 1950s to a Jewish family in Liverpool, the rebellious daughter of an adorable, unreliable, criminal father.

  • 26 July 2014

    Barry Forshaw has, for some time, been the go-to critic for Nordic Noir.

  • 26 July 2014

    Jessie Burton's gripping debut novel is set in 17th-century Amsterdam, on the surface a rather prim and proper city which almost succeeds in hiding the damp and mould that creeps into every home and every life.

  • 26 July 2014

    In Catalonia, there lives a critically acclaimed (but eccentric) restaurateur named Alex, whose unique selling point is that he eschews all ingredients originating from the New World - so you'll find no potatoes, tomatoes or pineapples on his menu.

  • 20 July 2014

    Bernadine Bishop had the distinction of being the youngest witness (for the defence) in the Lady Chatterley trial in 1960.

  • 20 July 2014

    Working On My Novel by Cory Arcangel (Penguin, £5.99)

  • 20 July 2014

    The title of Mark Greengrass's wonderful new book is well chosen.