The Mistresses of Cliveden by Natalie Livingstone, review: 'deliciously enjoyable' The Mistresses of Cliveden by Natalie Livingstone, review: 'deliciously enjoyable'

Juliet Nicolson is intrigued by the women who ran Cliveden for 300 years

včera, 17:00
E-lending won’t put a big dent in book sales E-lending won’t put a big dent in book sales

Borrowing from libraries doesn’t pose a threat to bookshops, despite what some cynics would have you believeWith growth in ebook sales slowing, we seem to be reaching a point where digital and printed books can live in harmony. Will the same ever be said for publishers, booksellers and librarians? Not if the response to the latest e-lending pilot is anything to go by.Two years ago, publisher...

dnes, 10:00
Signs for Lost Children review – Sarah Moss’s double study of alienation and independence Signs for Lost Children review – Sarah Moss’s double study of alienation and independence

Ally, the pioneering female doctor of Sarah Moss’s last novel, finds the isolation of married life awakening old memories in this absorbing follow-upSarah Moss’s last novel, , ended in the 1880s with its heroine, Ally, qualifying as one of the first generation of female doctors and marrying Tom, an engineer specialising in the construction of lighthouses. Signs for Lost Children picks up the...

včera, 16:00
Playing Scared: My Journey Through Stage Fright review – Sara Solovitch sheds light on the age-old phobia Playing Scared: My Journey Through Stage Fright review – Sara Solovitch sheds light on the age-old phobia

The fear of public performance is explored in the pianist’s captivating memoirA notorious study first cited in the Sunday Times in 1973 reported that the most common fear in America was public speaking, outranking the fear of insects, bankruptcy and even death, a finding that has been quoted numerous times over the years, eventually leading Jerry Seinfeld to conclude that, if it were true, more...

dnes, 11:00
The Adventures of Sally by P.G Wodehouse – review The Adventures of Sally by P.G Wodehouse – review

‘This is a Wodehouse novel as no other’After reading a few books written by one of the most widely-read humourists of the twentieth century, the books by P.G. Wodehouse promise you great joy, pleasure and lots of laughable extracts . When you start enjoying Wodehouse’s work for it’s own sake, the wonderful phrases, the multi-layered (even if similar) plots, the endearing if not exactly...

dnes, 11:00
Birth of a Bridge by Maylis de Kerangal, book review: An extraordinary construction from a distinctive voice Birth of a Bridge by Maylis de Kerangal, book review: An extraordinary construction from a distinctive voice

Not far into Maylis de Kerangal’s extraordinary novel the narrator highlights the ambivalence the reader might be feeling: “The bridge against the forest, the economy against nature, movement against immobility – you wouldn’t have known who to cheer for”. This is the tension we’re led to feel throughout the book, caught between admiration and revulsion, as we witness each stage in...

dnes, 5:45
Daniela Dvořáková a kol.: Človek a svet zvierat v stredoveku Daniela Dvořáková a kol.: Človek a svet zvierat v stredoveku

Zvieratá boli pre stredovekého človeka každodennou súčasťou života, nebolo azda oblasti, v ktorej by sa svet ľudí nestretával so svetom zvierat.

dnes, 6:37