How late it was, how late by James Kelman, Secker & Warburg, pounds 14.99. Scintillating novel detailing a hapless search for dignity. Review by Janette Turner Hospital, 2 March.
The Bridge over the Drina by Ivo Andric, tr Lovett F Edwards, Harvill, pounds 8.99. A genuine modern classic from the Bosnian Nobel prize- winner. Review by Hugo Barnacle, 16 April.