A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley, Flamingo pounds 5.99. A powerful prize-winning novel that sets King Lear in rural Iowa. Review by Anthony Quinn, 17 October.
Shylock by John Gross, Chatto pounds 18. A varied and scintillating study of a hero and villain over 400 years. Review by Barbara Everett, 10 October.
Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals by Iris Murdoch, Chatto pounds 20. An audacious attempt to demonstrate the ethical importance of Western philosophy. Review by Ray Monk, 24 October.Reuse content