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Feat of flames: Marion McKeone reviews 'Fire and Fury'

Feat of flames: Marion McKeone reviews 'Fire and Fury'

Wolff, the poodle-turned-pitbull, didn’t so much bite the hand that fed him as rip off the entire arm

Excising Belle Gibson's cancer that never was

Excising Belle Gibson's cancer that never was

The Woman Who Fooled the World bracingly retells a memorable chapter in the history of human folly

Thrilling debut keeps reader guessing to the very end

Thrilling debut keeps reader guessing to the very end

FICTION: The Woman in the Window, By AJ Finn, Harper Collins, €14.95

Why it’s time to call off the helicopters

Why it’s time to call off the helicopters

NON-FICTION: Achtung Baby: The German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children, By Sara Zaske, Piatkus/Little Brown €19.85

Amy Tan rediscovers her past through personal essays

Amy Tan rediscovers her past through personal essays

MEMOIR: Where The Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir: By Amy Tan , Fourth Estate, €21.85

Books: Better than sex

Books: Better than sex

The editor of Ireland’s biggest-selling weekly women’s magazine, Áine Toner, has just penned a book set in a sex shop in Dublin, which is already being hailed as the next romcom smash

Maria Edgeworth: A woman of substance

Maria Edgeworth: A woman of substance

The 250th anniversary of the birth of writer Maria Edgeworth will be marked this January with events in Ireland and abroad, writes Valerie Pakenham

Writers react to Brexit in literary anthology

Writers react to Brexit in literary anthology

Anthology: Goodbye Europe: Writers and Artists Say Farewell , Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €23

Putin as monster? Maybe, but not such a big one so far

Putin as monster? Maybe, but not such a big one so far

Current Affairs: The Future Is History, By Masha Gessen, Granta, €20

Entertaining view of British power from the inside

Entertaining view of British power from the inside

Politics: Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem, By Tim Shipman, William Collins, €28.75

Perfect pages for young ages

Perfect pages for young ages

If you want the truth, ask a child. A few weeks ago, we gathered a panel of young book reviewers to give us their unvarnished takes on some of this year’s most popular children’s books

The culture club

The culture club

Culture vultures have a rich selection of offerings to delve into this holiday season. Nadine O’Regan picks out some of 2017’s best works in the areas of pop culture, entertainment, memoir and beyond

Flanagan falls flat with a third-rate tale

Flanagan falls flat with a third-rate tale

Fiction First Person By Richard Flanagan Chatto & Windus, €24

A King Lear for a modern age

A King Lear for a modern age

Fiction: Dunbar by Edward St Aubyn Hogarth Shakespeare, €17

Life as a slave under the hellish rule of Isis

Life as a slave under the hellish rule of Isis

Nadia Murad has put a human face on one of the world’s most complicated and intractable conflicts