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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