Greenwell tells us a lot about the world and about ourselves through the story of his unnamed narrator
This thoughtful, very accessible novel has a lot to say
The distinguished novelist was not so much a tortured artist, as a stoically unhappy one, or so she let us think...
Shakespeare in Swahililand guides us through a number of significant Shakespeare sightings in East Africa since the mid-19th century
Midway through John le Carré’s The Night Manager (1993), the British intelligence services stage a mock kidnapping as a training exercise, building a fake restaurant staffed with actors and hiring a couple of professional New York gangsters to play the toughs.
The Brilliant & Forever is a weird, original and moving book about a literary festival on an unnamed Scottish island where everyone is an aspiring writer, including the talking alpacas
One of the few things we know about Martin is that his heart was broken by his “Slavic goddess” ex-girlfriend
This book, Bakewell suggests, also functions as a sort of café where intellectuals continually pop in and out
Thus Bad Begins is an intimate book, based in a single Madrid apartment
In much speculative fiction the story, the concept, tends to squeeze out humanity, character, nuance
Seven decades after the end of the Third Reich, it fascinates and appals in equal measure.
Trio discuss their experiences for groundbreaking online course 'Literature and mental health: Reading for wellbeing'
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The overarching sentiment in 'My Own Life', which announced his illness to the world, is that of gratitude