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McEwan goes back to the future - and just about pulls it off

McEwan goes back to the future - and just about pulls it off

Ian McEwan is turning his considerable storytelling energies to counterfactual fiction, like Philip Roth and Robert Harris before him

The long history of a disturbingly modern death cult

The long history of a disturbingly modern death cult

According to Iain Overton’s intelligent and sobering survey of suicide bombing, it seems tailor-made for the 21st century

It’s Savage craic: Doyle’s comforting and comical collection

It’s Savage craic: Doyle’s comforting and comical collection

Charlie Savage is a Dublin grandfather who might be old-fashioned in some respects - he’s a pint drinker, a gruff talker and he loves shouting at the telly - but he’s also a man alive to the modern world

Sisters are doing it for each other in this powerful paean

Sisters are doing it for each other in this powerful paean

Daisy Buchanan explores, with wit and insight, not just her relationship with all five of her siblings, but how those relationships inform her view on what it is to be a woman

Always the sun

Always the sun

A Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats, wholegrain, unrefined carbs and proteins is said not only to stave off illness, but potentially to reduce the risk of depression. Here, nutritionist Paula Mee presents four delicious, mood-boosting dishes from her new book, Mediterranean Mood Food

Hark at him: Lipsyte does it again with a modern classic

Hark at him: Lipsyte does it again with a modern classic

A superb study of  why clever people do stupid things

A superb study of why clever people do stupid things

Stark portraits of a city’s people down all the days

Stark portraits of a city’s people down all the days

Handel’s hidden history

Handel’s hidden history

The private life of the master of Baroque, Georg Fredrich Handel, remains a mystery – one Eibhear Walshe explores in his latest novel

Novel looks at the trans experience from too great a distance

Novel looks at the trans experience from too great a distance

Gor all the insensitivity on its cover, My Brother’s Name is Jessica comes from the right place. It’s a sincere and very readable attempt to educate young people about the trans experience and to foster acceptance

Porter reaches into the shadows with successful second novel

Porter reaches into the shadows with successful second novel

Lanny is a strange and beguiling book that’s short enough to be read in a single sitting, yet sneaks into the reader’s sub-consciousness so you will find yourself thinking about it days and weeks after you’ve closed the cover

A comprehensive look at  the decade that transformed the lives of women

A comprehensive look at the decade that transformed the lives of women

Throughout the book, Virginia Nicholson subtly shows the seeds being sown from which would grow the Women’s Liberation Movement that exploded at the end of the decade

Nervous student: The science of the brain

Nervous student: The science of the brain

Neurologist Niall Tubridy reveals a questioning mind and gets under his patients’ skin while he reflects on his own methods and motivations in his fascinating memoir

Status Quo’s frontman follows the well-worn trail to rock ’n’ roll stardom

Status Quo’s frontman follows the well-worn trail to rock ’n’ roll stardom

Stibbe’s heroine is back to star in a genuinely funny and touching tale

Stibbe’s heroine is back to star in a genuinely funny and touching tale