Books Reviewed in the Papers
At the beginning of each week, keen-eyed and eager booksellers scan the weekend broadsheets to pick the rising stars, the books turning heads and receiving great reviews, purely to better inform the recommendations we make to you.
''Grip(s) like a vice...The tense story of the Machiavellian machinations of ambitious men'' The Daily Express
"Macintyre's compelling tale is full of jeopardy… a colourful narrative rich in moral ambiguities". The Daily Telegraph
"Clarke is a consummate raconteur … this would make an entertaining audio book, one can almost hear him speaking out loud. " - The Observer.
"[The] most surprising aspect of this entertaining and anecdote-rich book is that it reveals a man rather different from his public persona of arrogance and entitlement: a self-effacing individual who recognises that time and chance contributed to his progress" - The Express
“There is so much exuberance and heart and wonder in this novel that the only thing I want to happen next is for Atwood to rewrite the whole of Shakespeare” - The Observer
"If Blitzed is gripping, it is also convincing. Ian Kershaw, the British historian who is probably the world’s leading authority on Hitler and Nazi Germany, has described it as “a serious piece of scholarship”." - The Guardian
"Entirely admirable… Sisman's notes really are excellent… For Paddy lovers, who are legion, Dashing for the Post is an unmissable feast." The Daily Telegraph
"A history of pictures isn't really a history book. Rather, it's an eloquent conversational testimony to the vividness of life lived through intelligent looking. You will see Caravaggio and Citizen Kane with fresh eyes." - Daily Telegraph
"This exemplary, subtle Life is attuned to Carter's anarchic wit" - Sunday Telegraph
"It’s hard to think of another contemporary writer so adept at splicing the ordinary and the marvellous" The Guardian
"Twice I missed my stop on the Tube reading this…perfectly splendid book." - The Times
"Perry's book is thoughtful, clearly written and a joy to read" - Financial Times