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My Life as a Foreign Country review a compulsive, fevered confessional of war

Brian Turner, a former army sergeant, captures US conflict down the generations in a gripping memoir.

Park Notes review beautifully crafted ruminations on Regent's Park

Sarah Pickstone gathers writings from Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Olivia Laing and others to fine effect We are often invited to think of London's parks as the lungs of the city, its breathing spaces. Their function has never just been entirely corporea

MF Husain: the barefoot 'Picasso' of Indian art

The prolific and controversial painter MF Husain died in 2011, aged 95. As a V&A show of his final triptychs opens, Tim Adams recalls meeting him when he was a youthful 91-year-old.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Other Stories of Africa by Rian Malan - review

Rian Malan's tales of post-apartheid South Africa create a grimly realistic picture of a nation clinging desperately to hope It would be fair to say that Rian Malan is not a natural salesman. In his introduction to this collection of his compulsive jou

Thom Yorke: 'If I can't enjoy this now, when do I start?'

Thom Yorke has taken time out from Radiohead for a new album made with a few famous friends. In a loose, upbeat mood, he discusses music and the internet, making Michael Stipe dance and surfing, as well as answering some of your questions You don't neces

Far from the Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Love by Andrew Solomon - review

A study of how disability, crime or illness test the limits of parental love is powerfully moving A couple of weeks ago I wrote a story about Google in which I discovered in passing that the question "what is love?" was almost always among the top 10 que

RB Kitaj: an obsession with revenge

The painter RB Kitaj was known for his brilliant draughtsmanship and fierce intelligence. Until the 'Tate war' of 1994, that is, when critics savaged him as 'pseudo intellectual'. Will the first retrospective since his 2007 suicide finally rehabilitate hi

The Scientists: A Family Romance - review

How did Marco Roth's father contract HIV? The young author had to know, hence this compelling memoir Marco Roth 's father was a consultant haematologist in New York's public hospitals. An only child, Roth's compulsive memoir is much concerned with blood