The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood by Jack Zipes, Routledge, pounds 13.99. An exploration of the 35 versions of a classic reveals the 'original' version as a fake. Review by Natasha Walter, 19 February.
The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, Secker, pounds 8.99. An extraordinary novel about the devastations of the war years, written by a North Vietnamese. Review by Geoff Dyer, 29 January.