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An Officer and a Spy review - Robert Harris's thriller based on the Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair constitutes one of those moments of history that a lot people know of rather than much about.

A Slap in the Face by William B Irvine - review

In recent years, there has been a publishing trend for serious books about trivial subjects or, rather, subjects that appear trivial until they have undergone the revisionism of hardback treatment. Earlier this year, there was Melissa Mohr's Holy Sh*t: A

The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon - review

Aleksandar Hemon's autobiographical essays address often tragic events with power and precision Such is Aleksandar Hemon 's bountiful gift for language that the Bosnian-American writer has drawn comparison with Nabokov, that genius of word selection. Bo

The Fun Stuff and Other Essays by James Wood - review

The great literary critic James Wood turns his stern gaze on the likes of Paul Auster, Richard Yates and WG Sebald in a fascinating collection of essays If literary criticism no longer enjoys the privileged cultural position it occupied in the middle of