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Fogeyish façade fails to disguise Gove’s burning ambition

Fogeyish façade fails to disguise Gove’s burning ambition

An atmospheric and haunting tale of innocence corrupted

An atmospheric and haunting tale of innocence corrupted

True Blue detective escapade makes for a lot of guilty fun

True Blue detective escapade makes for a lot of guilty fun

Looking back at the brutal end to the deadliest conflict

Looking back at the brutal end to the deadliest conflict

Nuremberg-born writer and documentary-maker Florian Huber uncovers the stories of the farmers, shopkeepers, students, journalists, home-makers, children and retirees who were far from either front in the final days of the war

Pay attention to this ingenious collection of essays

Pay attention to this ingenious collection of essays

Over four marvellous essays, psychoanalyst and writer Adam Phillips explores the sticky business of attention paid and attention sought

NYC life during wartime is full of fear and froth

NYC life during wartime is full of fear and froth

In City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert's lead character is the 19-year-old Vivian, who, in 1940, has dropped out of her Ivy League college and been sent by her parents to live in New York with her bohemian Aunt Peg

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