Non-Fiction

The Walking, By Laleh Khadivi

In 1979, at the age of two, Laleh Khadivi escaped the Islamic revolution in Iran with her family, emigrating to North America. Identity and exile are her natural themes, and her Kurdish roots have focused her attention so far on Kurdish Iranians.

The Lost Empire of Atlantis, By Gavin Menzies

Given the fevered nature of most works on Atlantis, it is slightly alarming to read this sentence: "In 1970, as captain of the submarine HMS Rorqual, returning from America to Scotland, I requested permission to vary my orders

The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War - review

A moving portrait of life in the blitz by five novelists, including Graham Greene, who did their bit for the war effort London had a terrible war, by any reckoning: 30,000 civilians dead, the landscape of the city changed irrevocably, the blackout, ratio

The Letters of T S Eliot : Volume 4: 1928-1929 ed by Valerie Eliot and John

The latest volume of T S Eliot's letters is a moving testament to his growing faith and fragmenting marriage, says Juliet Nicolson.