Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West

…Reading an old book, I find myself on a train in the 1930’s: A Selection from Rebecca…

The Dust That Falls From Dreams by Louis De Bernieres

When I first picked up Captain Corelli’s Mandolin years ago and devoured it in a sitting, I…

Bad Sex by Clancy Martin

You don’t read this book, it happens to you. The self-destruction on display in Bad Sex is…

Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor

I have always had a fascination with Emily Dickinson: her secluded spinsterhood, her white clothes, the simplicity…

Pereira Declares by Antonio Tabucchi

Pereira Declares is a taut, intellectual thriller with a strong moral compass, published in 1995 in English…

The Little Brother by Victoria Patterson

This is a story about rape told from the viewpoint of the rapist’s little brother. It is…