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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.

Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus review Original and powerful short stories

Ben Marcus is one of the most stunningly original and profoundly unsettling writers of his generation.

Song for an Approaching Storm - Peter Froberg Idling

A political thriller set in 1950s Cambodia with echoes of Graham Greene and James Ellroy. Cambodia, 1955. The country is on the brink of a major change, with the first democratic elections just around the corner. In the midst of the frenzy, we meet Sar

A God In Every Stone - Kamila Shamsie

July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love. Thousands of miles away a twent

Every Day is for the Thief - Teju Cole

A young man returns to Nigeria after fifteen years in New York. Like him, the country of his childhood has grown up quickly: found fast-food restaurants, email cafés, contempt for authority; the all-consuming draw of 'money for nothing'. From the cons

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch wins Pulitzer Prize 2014

Donna Tartt has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her latest novel The Goldfinch.

Song for an Approaching Storm by Peter Fr

Catherine Taylor on a fictional take on the lives and loves of Cambodia's brutal leader