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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

Dwyer Hickey’s well-drawn portraits bring life to a summer in Cape Cod

Dwyer Hickey’s well-drawn portraits bring life to a summer in Cape Cod

On the right path

On the right path

‘It’s really hard to explain why doing something slower has a value,’ says walking adventurer Erling Kagge, whose book Walking: One Step at a Time is a meditation on how we can express and become ourselves through this most humble of physical pastimes. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire falls in step

Diary of a made-up band hits all the high notes

Diary of a made-up band hits all the high notes

An original, compelling essayist with the Vision thing

An original, compelling essayist with the Vision thing

Enjoyable profile of military history’s most famous recruiter

Enjoyable profile of military history’s most famous recruiter

Debut short story collection is alive with wit and flair

Debut short story collection is alive with wit and flair

Irish author Nicole Flattery’s debut collection of short stories are united in their understanding of the performance of womanhood and what is required to keep the mask from slipping

Turkish prison journal finds hope in the freedom of the mind

Turkish prison journal finds hope in the freedom of the mind

I Will Never See the World Again is both a haunting account of journalist and author Ahmet Altan’s trial and imprisonment and an invigorating testament to the consolations of the mind

A vital collection of essays soaked in pain and experience

A vital collection of essays soaked in pain and experience

In tandem with Sinéad Gleeson’s personal story, the author tells a wider historical tale of Irish women from the 1960s right up to 2018’s repeal of the Eighth Amendment

The outsider

The outsider

Novelist Jess Kidd grew up in London, but made frequent family trips to Mayo - and her childhood experience of Irish storytelling deeply informs her writing, not least in her new book Things In Jars, writes Sara Keating

Real lives, real women and much more than murder victims

Real lives, real women and much more than murder victims

A debut novel that indulges its inner child

A debut novel that indulges its inner child

Strange and compelling WWII saga lacks a gripping finale

Strange and compelling WWII saga lacks a gripping finale

Bower labours to find dirt on Corbyn in dull hatchet job

Bower labours to find dirt on Corbyn in dull hatchet job

Tom Bower consistently puts the worst possible interpretation on Corbyn’s actions, adding a dollop of moral outrage for good measure