Books

Deena Mohamed: How flipping the book opened a world of wishes
Graphic novels

Deena Mohamed: How flipping the book opened a world of wishes

When translating her graphic novel from Arabic to English, Deena Mohamed needed to employ some back-to-front thinking

Cursed Bread review: ‘A world of surreal happenings’
fiction

Cursed Bread review: ‘A world of surreal happenings’

Strange occurrences abound with the arrival of newcomers in a small town. Sophie Mackintosh’s Cursed Bread is a dark tale of obsession, suspicion and growing hysteria

The World and All That It Holds review: Aleksandar Hemon’s novel spans decades and continents
historical fiction

The World and All That It Holds review: Aleksandar Hemon’s novel spans decades and continents

Aleksandar Hemon has written a love story set in turbulent times that’s devastatingly dark, but pierced with moments of brilliant light

Top 5 books with odd couples, chosen by Simon Mason
recommended

Top 5 books with odd couples, chosen by Simon Mason

Top 5 books to teach children about the Holocaust, chosen by Jeremy Dronfield
history

Top 5 books to teach children about the Holocaust, chosen by Jeremy Dronfield

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Kick the Latch review: A unique insight into the secret world of equestrian sport
novel

Kick the Latch review: A unique insight into the secret world of equestrian sport

Really Good, Actually review: ‘A much-needed breath of fresh air’
unromantic comedy

Really Good, Actually review: ‘A much-needed breath of fresh air’

When the Muppets went to Moscow: ‘It was incredibly difficult, but also dangerous’
post-communism

When the Muppets went to Moscow: ‘It was incredibly difficult, but also dangerous’

Love, Leda review: a glimpse into pre-legalisation gay life in 1960s London
LGBTQ+

Love, Leda review: a glimpse into pre-legalisation gay life in 1960s London

The Shards review: Bret Easton Ellis’s return to form
Fiction

The Shards review: Bret Easton Ellis’s return to form

Top 5 books on colour, chosen by Riccardo Falcinelli
recommended

Top 5 books on colour, chosen by Riccardo Falcinelli

The forgotten cabinet makers who were more influential than Chippendale
history

The forgotten cabinet makers who were more influential than Chippendale

Top 5 books about female friendships, chosen by Salma El-Wardany
recommended

Top 5 books about female friendships, chosen by Salma El-Wardany

Your Wish Is My Command review: Feminist debut of extraordinary skill
graphic novel

Your Wish Is My Command review: Feminist debut of extraordinary skill

‘Helping others has a magical way of turning our own lives around’: Bear Grylls’ 2023 survival guide
Books

‘Helping others has a magical way of turning our own lives around’: Bear Grylls’ 2023 survival guide

Roman Kemp wants us to talk about the male mental health crisis
Interview

Roman Kemp wants us to talk about the male mental health crisis

Why Faith, Hope and Carnage is The Big Issue Book of the Year 2022
Recommended

Why Faith, Hope and Carnage is The Big Issue Book of the Year 2022

Lucid prose, raw accounts of grief and witty memoirs: The Big Issue critics’ books of the year
Critics' choice

Lucid prose, raw accounts of grief and witty memoirs: The Big Issue critics’ books of the year

Best books of 2022: The indie releases you may have missed
Indie picks

Best books of 2022: The indie releases you may have missed

The best children’s books of 2022… from Oliver Jeffers to Dara McAnulty and more
recommended

The best children’s books of 2022… from Oliver Jeffers to Dara McAnulty and more

Top 5 books about trauma recovery, chosen by Lech Blaine
recommended

Top 5 books about trauma recovery, chosen by Lech Blaine

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The Moose Paradox: Toys, trouble and top storytelling
review

The Moose Paradox: Toys, trouble and top storytelling

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘We are living inside the dreams of dead people’
Books

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘We are living inside the dreams of dead people’

David Aguilar: Forget pity, I needed to change perceptions of disability
from the author

David Aguilar: Forget pity, I needed to change perceptions of disability

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars
Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars