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I Put a Spell on You by John Burnside, review: 'a scintillating and insightful ragbag'

Jake Kerridge sees how life in Corby propelled the great poet John Burnside into nature's arms

My Life as a Foreign Country review a compulsive, fevered confessional of war

Brian Turner, a former army sergeant, captures US conflict down the generations in a gripping memoir.

The Climb: The Autobiography - Chris Froome

The Climb by Chris Froome - the inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de France The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild

The Climb by Chris Froome and Lanterne Rouge by Max Leonard reviews

Just how ruthless is Chris Froome? Richard Williams on feuds, victims and doping ahead of the Tour de France Before the Tour de France sets off from Leeds on Saturday 5 July, those riders hoping to dethrone Chris Froome, the Kenyan-born, South African-edu

You can almost hear the roar of womankind in Hillary Clinton's new memoir

Hillary Clinton finds a renewed voice as she paves the way ahead for a potential presidential bid.

Footballing PoW who beat Japan's death camps: No wonder he was dubbed 'Lucky Johnny'

Hear a voice from the dead bring alive one of the horror stories of the war. One that will make you grit your teeth in order to read on.

Lucky Johnny: The Footballer Who Survived the River Kwai Death Camps - Johnny Sherwood

In 1938 Johnny Sherwood was a young professional footballer on the brink of an England career, touring the world with the all-star British team the Islington Corinthians. By 1942 he was a soldier surrendering to the Japanese at the siege of Singapore. Tak

My Life as a Foreign Country - Brian Turner

In 2003, Sergeant Brian Turner was at the head of a convoy of 3,500 soldiers as they entered the Iraqi desert. Ten years later, he lies awake beside his sleeping wife, hallucinating: he is a drone aircraft. He hovers over a landscape in which the terra

What the **** is Normal?! - Francesca Martinez

What do you do when you're labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? In a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for mental breakdown, and women over size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the **** do you

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Hard Choices (Simon & Schuster)

The first thing politicians do when other politicians publish memoirs is look themselves up in the index, but here's a piece of advice for David Cameron: do not read what Hillary Clinton has written about you in her memoir.