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Ade Edmondson: I never laughed as hard as I did with Rik

Ahead of appearing in stage play Nevilles Island in the West End, Ade Edmondson reflects on his life and work, and on the recent deaths of three close friends, including his Young Ones co-star Rik Mayall.

How to Be Both review Ali Smith's dazzling dual-narrative novel

Ali Smith's latest novel combines two stories one of a troubled teenager, the other an Italian fresco painter to stunning effect Ali Smith on the painting that inspired her new novelAs a child, I used to love the Choose Your Own Adventure books each on

Fallout review Sadie Jones at the peak of her powers

Sadie Jones's novel about the emotional entanglements of a playwright trying to make his name in 70s London is a tour de force.

Winter Games by Rachel Johnson - review

Rachel Johnson pulls off the tricky feat of setting an entertaining romp against the backdrop of Nazi Germany It is 1936. Daphne Linden, the unworldly, 18-year-old daughter of a priapic Oxford professor, is sent to finishing school in Germany along with

The Unknown Bridesmaid by Margaret Forster - review

A child psychologist is troubled by an incident from her past in Margaret Forster's absorbing novel Margaret Forster is a brilliant and prolific writer. To date, she has produced 25 novels, seven works of biography or history and two memoirs. The Unknow