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‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’, by Hilary Mantel

Horror meets the horrid in this wickedly good collection of short stories.

More Fool Me by Stephen Fry, review, 'an addiction to applause'

Stephen Fry's new memoir is more likely to leave readers feeling short-changed than shocked

Hate Crimes in Cyberspace by Danielle Keats Citron review the internet is a brutal place

As the recent leaked photos of celebrities indicate, online harassment is a real and worsening problem, and the main target is women. How should we deal with it?Hell, Jean-Paul Sartre famously wrote, in his play No Exit, is other people. There sometimes

Us by David Nicholls, review: 'a quiet joy'

David Nicholls has followed his bestselling novel One Day with a quietly brilliant story of love in middle age, says Tim Auld

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg review ' You might suspect that this book is a carefully designed PR exercise'

An exploration of how the internet giant is run complete with ideological inconsistenciesThe enormously powerful global advertising corporation called Google gets a pretty bad rap these days. It is constantly beleaguered by European legal investigations

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel

Moving backwards and forwards in time, Emily St. John Mandel's novel combines twists of fate that entwine six very different characters.It produces questions about art, fame and relationships that can get us through anything. The Guardian summed it up

Native Son - Richard Wright

Set in Chicago during the 1930's, Richard Wright's novel is the story of Bigger Thomas and a brutal murder in a cycle of racism and poverty in America.

Hankies out for another tearjerker

The tearful fans of One Day — the five million people who bought it around the world in 40 languages, his agent, his publishers, the film producers who would like to option his new novel — can relax.

Chicago in books: readers' picks

From mid-century poverty to contemporary love stories via an account of the 1893 Worlds Fair, here is a roundup of readers top Chicago literature. Add your own thoughts below the lineReading American cities: Chicago in booksWhat cities or places would you

The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse: 'Deliciously dark'

THE Labyrinth author Kate Mosse returns with The Taxidermist's Daughter, a Gothic Edwardian murder mystery on the remote Sussex marshes.