Arts & Books
"Atwood is never less than readable, and she sustains her fantasy with gallant ingenuity."
An engrossing dissection of the "coloured aristocracy"
Lucinda Smyth / December 15, 2016
"This is Patchett’s most ambitious novel to date, yet it is a surprisingly quick read, underpinned by a compelling plot and accessible prose."
Ian Irvine / December 14, 2016
"Robert Irwin’s latest novel has much in common with Game of Thrones."
Rachel Holmes / December 14, 2016
A delightful history of early socialist pioneers
Peter Robins / December 14, 2016
"Selection Day is a more interesting and less comfortable construction than that summary would suggest."
Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington / December 14, 2016
When should governments intervene?
Forget the romantic nostalgia—British rule in India was chaotic, exploitative and cruel
Arifa Akbar / December 14, 2016
"The Dark Circle wears various disguises. It is a post-war novel which might be describing post-Brexit Britain with its fears and prejudices"
Houman Barekat / December 14, 2016
Days Without End is told in a realistic folk-yarn vernacular that blends pidgin grammar with flickers of Biblical prolixity