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To the Moon and back: an in-depth account  of the race to space

To the Moon and back: an in-depth account of the race to space

The shadowy world of an Irish serial killer in London

The shadowy world of an Irish serial killer in London

Brilliant exploration of women moving uneasily into middle age

Brilliant exploration of women moving uneasily into middle age

Escape into a book

Escape into a book

Nadine O’Regan and Andrew Lynch pick out 20 perfect reads for relaxing with during long summer days

A pioneering female gumshoe with a genius for PR

A pioneering female gumshoe with a genius for PR

Susannah Stapleton’s hugely entertaining new book is an attempt to find out about Maud West, a private detective based in the heart of London’s West End in the early 20th century

Mallon’s powerful memoir calls for dialogue around a united Ireland

Mallon’s powerful memoir calls for dialogue around a united Ireland

In a long career spent working for peace, this feels like a final testament from Seamus Mallon to the current generation of active politicians in the North

A flawed but fascinating return by an Irish writer like few others

A flawed but fascinating return by an Irish writer like few others

Night Boat to Tangier isn’t like anything else you’ve ever read. Summoning a haunted, off-kilter world of loneliness and regret, it lingers powerfully in the mind

Ó Broin unveils a radical blueprint to bring our housing crisis to an end

Ó Broin unveils a radical blueprint to bring our housing crisis to an end

A luminous tale of a life flashing past at speed

A luminous tale of a life flashing past at speed

No compromise as Ellroy gets back into his free-jazz groove

No compromise as Ellroy gets back into his free-jazz groove

Study of our recent political past finds few reasons to be cheerful

Study of our recent political past finds few reasons to be cheerful

Empire of Democracy by Simon Reid-Henry demonstrates the necessity of inquiry into our recent past. It yields insights that help us understand our present and imagine the possibilities of our future

Haunting, slow-paced award winner tells of love after the darkness

Haunting, slow-paced award winner tells of love after the darkness

Emily Ruskovich's Idaho is a narrative for readers who love to savour each word in a fiction, and who appreciate the value of a vividly etched description

An engaging study of Orwell’s 70-year-old political masterpiece

An engaging study of Orwell’s 70-year-old political masterpiece

Dorian Lynskey traces the genesis of Nineteen Eighty-Four back to the Spanish Civil War, in which Orwell fought with a Marxist militia, but saw his comrades torn apart by factionalism and propaganda

Wolff outside the tent for his second helping of White House gossip

Wolff outside the tent for his second helping of White House gossip

Siege, the sequel to Fire and Fury, picks up the story in February 2018, covering Trump’s second year in office with much the same mixture of moral outrage, melodramatic analysis and titillating anecdotes

Beautiful, brutal tale moves from global to personal consequences

Beautiful, brutal tale moves from global to personal consequences

Tash Aw’s new novel We, The Survivors delivers an account of a murder, as revealed by Ah Hock, a villager of Chinese descent living in Malaysia