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Book review: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

IT’S a brave author who starts a book by bumping off their best character.

Matisse; Locke; Val McDermid

John Wilson discusses Tate Modern's Matisse: The Cut-Outs with Matisse biographer Hilary Spurling and curator Nicholas Cullinan.

Matisse; Locke; Val McDermid

John Wilson discusses Tate Modern's Matisse: The Cut-Outs with Matisse biographer Hilary Spurling and curator Nicholas Cullinan.

Calvary, Birdland, Jamaica Inn, Teju Cole, The First Georgians

John Michael McDonagh's film Calvary reunites him with Brendan Gleeson after their success together on The Guard in 2011.

Calvary, Birdland, Jamaica Inn, Teju Cole, The First Georgians

John Michael McDonagh's film Calvary reunites him with Brendan Gleeson after their success together on The Guard in 2011.

The Quick by Lauren Owen - review

Pass the garlic. And a cross. For the past few years it’s been vampires a go-go in the book world but now it’s time to enter the twilight years: let the undead find their peaceful grave. They've earned it.

After the Bombing by Clare Morrall Jump to: navigation, search

On 28th March 1942, the city of Lubeck was attacked by RAF bombers.

Start with a torpedo, and see where you go from there

A review of The Temporary Gentleman, by Sebastian Barry. The compulsive story of a lovable failure.

Book reivew: Orfeo by Richard Powers

Richard Powers's much-lauded fiction has something of George Eliot's Casaubon about it.

Book review: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue’s eighth novel is her first since Room (2010), which was inspired by the Joseph Fritzl case and propelled her to global bestseller status from the ranks of the excellent-but-underappreciated historical novelists.