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Non-Fiction

The Second Half by Roy Keane with Roddy Doyle, review: 'always a conundrum'

Roy Keane's memoir, ghostwritten by a Booker-winning novelist, nails his quiet frustration

The Letters of Samuel Beckett, 1957-1965, book review: Third volume of letters reveals more about the writer than the man

Volume three of Samuel Beckett’s letters finds Beckett living in his home town, Paris, and coming into the light.

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West by Matthew Dennison, book review: Story is as richly full of contradictions as Vita was herself

In the famous image of Vita Sackville-West, Lady with a Red Hat, the writer is the embodiment of the confident young aristocrat.

Learn how to talk like a pro on Wall Street

Author John Lanchester discusses his book "How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say--And What It Really Means," a guide to the language of finance and economics.

Wounded: The Legacy of War - Bryan Adams

Filled with a collection of photographs and first person accounts of servicemen and women who have suffered from life-changing injuries while serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Photographer Bryan Adams has captured over 100 images of 40 wo

Bailey's East End - David Bailey

Containing three hardcover books in a slipcase, each book contains images of the East End of London taken by Bailey during a different decade. Each volume represents the changing face of the East End over the years. The pictures are accompanied by tex

KP: the Autobiography by Kevin Pietersen, review: 'breath-taking aggression'

Kevin Pietersen's account of his remarkable cricketing career is reckless but utterly captivating, says Jim White

Richard Eyre on Alan Bennett: an intruder in an unreal world

In this extract from his new book, What Do I Know? People, Politics and the Arts, Richard Eyre profiles the playwright whose personality is on show everywhere.

Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker, review: 'observant'

The ornithologist Mark Cocker has turned his attention to a village in Norfolk. Horatio Clare salutes an exquisite tribute to the countryside

Establishment and Meritocracy - Peter Hennessy

The interlocking themes of Establishment and Meritocracy are a crucial part of the intellectual compost that made Hennessy's generation of postwar Britons. The Establishment and the concept of a growing and eventually self-propelling meritocracy were alwa