Tom McCarthy's dizzyingly ambitious new novel is both intriguing and infuriating. Duncan White loves it
An obsessive survivalist abducts his daughter in this gripping family drama
This ambitious debut plays gracefully with 13th-century ideas about gender, power and writing This is an ambitious debut. The heroine and narrator is a 17-year-old girl living in an English village in 1255, and by the end of the brief first chapter she is locked in the room where she is to remain for the rest of her life. Sarah is an anchoress, a holy woman maintained by the lord of the manor in...
A poster girl for older women, Joanna Trollope reflects on a life spent in the literary spotlight and her plans for the future
Written over 11 years while the author was embedded in the LAPD, a new book examines the work of one detective trying to deliver justice during an epidemic of murder
As tragic heroines go, Sandy Denny, the first lady of folk rock who rose to fame in the late Sixties as the singer in Fairport Convention, was an unlikely contender.