In the second of our reviews of the Man Booker short-listed C, Melissa De Villiers finds an old-school ripping yarn that manages also to present as a coded message, with a different meaning for each reader.
Tina Jackson defends this hard-hitting account of the Welsh diva's early days
Catherine Humble examines the latest novel of ideas from the general secretary of the Necronautical Society, and finds it both dazzling and unexpectedly human
Jack Brady Castle finds promise in this new collection of poetry from an old and trusted friend
Author Nina Allan shares a selection of her favourite books about chess
Julia Bell highly recommends the novel for its rich blend of the political and the personal.
Rhiannon Smith takes a look at the fresh voices in the Faber New Poets series.
Anna Arbiter considers Paterson's newest collection as part of a lengthy poetic heritage.