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A doorstopper that tells the long story of a nation

A doorstopper that tells the long story of a nation

Grappling with guilt as feminism comes to a crucial crossroads

Grappling with guilt as feminism comes to a crucial crossroads

Sifting through the wreckage of a calamity that never really ended

Sifting through the wreckage of a calamity that never really ended

Pied Pipers at the gates of hurling’s dawn

Pied Pipers at the gates of hurling’s dawn

In an exclusive extract from his new book The Hurlers, GAA academic Dr Paul Rouse looks at how the sport spread with lightning speed through the Ireland of the mid-1880s

Ireland’s hottest young literary talent delivers again

Ireland’s hottest young literary talent delivers again

Invoking the spirit of 1985 in a skittishly grotesque novel

Invoking the spirit of 1985 in a skittishly grotesque novel

How compassion could be key to solving the West’s ills

How compassion could be key to solving the West’s ills

A ‘tell-all’ of already known things with occasional insights

A ‘tell-all’ of already known things with occasional insights

Omarosa Newman talks of the 'Trump cult', but it is obvious she willingly and enthusiastically worked with him in order to advance her own career

O’Connor delves into Victorian London for a beautifully told story

O’Connor delves into Victorian London for a beautifully told story

Nuala O’Connor’s portrait of Victorian London is deeply researched but carried lightly across the page

Dredging up the truth about Adolf Hitler’s final hours

Dredging up the truth about Adolf Hitler’s final hours

There are far too many self-importantly melodramatic passages. Still, Brisard and Parshina deserve great credit for finally nailing their target

Fall into some autumn reading

Fall into some autumn reading

Autumn is the best time for bookworms, with a slew of new offerings from the world’s top authors hitting the shelves

A memoir of pain, and of how to surgically save a life

A memoir of pain, and of how to surgically save a life

Written by Professor Jim McCaul, a consultant surgeon at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and one of Britain’s leading maxillofacial surgeons, Face to Face records some of his most challenging operations

Palahniuk’s fable of fervid masculinity fails to fully convince

Palahniuk’s fable of fervid masculinity fails to fully convince

Genre might allow the plot’s total implausibility to be forgiven, but there are a good many other elements of the story that fail to inspire

Glimpsing one’s own life through a maternal prism

Glimpsing one’s own life through a maternal prism

I Will Be Complete is, at 477 pages, a monster. But the epic feel of Glen David Gold’s book is also down to the fact that it’s the record of an obsession – the story of Gold’s lifelong attempt to understand his mother

Varadkar the outsider is captured in a perceptive biography

Varadkar the outsider is captured in a perceptive biography