West by Julia Franck, book review: A powerful look at life in limbo West by Julia Franck, book review: A powerful look at life in limbo

During the Cold War, refugees from communist Eastern Europe were often sent to the Marienfelde transit camp in Berlin.

včera, 14:00
The name's Bond, a very civil servant The name's Bond, a very civil servant

Britain's secret service has a secret - it is staffed by rather mundane characters, says Iain Hollingshead

včera, 20:55
The barmy inventions that time forgot The barmy inventions that time forgot

Anti-Garotting cravats, artificial leeches and other lunatic creations

včera, 12:00
Wars of words: literatures most powerful portraits of the battlefield Wars of words: literatures most powerful portraits of the battlefield

On St Crispins day, historically a day of battles, we look back at some of the literary canons most vivid depictions of the heroes and hell of combat

včera, 10:30
British photographer Nick Waplington captures the lives of Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories British photographer Nick Waplington captures the lives of Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories

In Spring 2011, a Land Rover sped down the road that is all that remains of the abandoned Jewish settlement of Homesh, in the hills above the West Bank city of Jenin. The vehicle pulled up where British photographer Nick Waplington and his Israeli student-assistant Matan Ashkenazy were struggling to erect a tripod, and disgorged an angry crew of unkempt young men with automatic weapons.

dnes, 2:00
Arclight by Josin L. Mcquein - review Arclight by Josin L. Mcquein - review

'I found myself attached to the book I wanted to know more'

včera, 17:00
The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery - review The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery - review

'Thrilling, with its own love triangle, problems and deceit, this is one book that you should read!'

včera, 14:00
After Life by Beth Dawson After Life by Beth Dawson

Beth Dawson has been named runner-up in the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize. This is her entry

dnes, 2:05
A Song For Ella Grey by David Almond - review A Song For Ella Grey by David Almond - review

'Claire and Ella, sisters of the heart, both so different and yet so alike- on the same journey treading on different paths, looking for answers everybody seeks'

včera, 11:00