Ben Macintyre's A Spy Among Friends is the Cold War-era story of British defector and Soviet double agent Kim Philby. The book is being serialised in The Times.
Twelve Years A Slave, a personal account of slavery in 1840s America, has won this year's Oscar for Best Film, a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - and BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Leading Actor.
In Berlin during World War Two, a young girl is closely watched by Death as she grows up in Nazi Germany. A film adapation of The Book Thief is in cinemas now.