Paperbacks

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The month’s best paperbacks: Don DeLillo, a Malcolm X biography and more
Looking for reading inspiration? Here’s our guide to October’s best paperbacks, from a remarkable study of salmon to the introduction of John Banville’s new detective

13, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Susanna Clarke, Claudia Rankine, a biography of Tom Stoppard and more
Not sure what to read this month? Here are some fantastic new paperbacks, including a study of why we shake hands, a new William Boyd and James Rebanks’s illuminating thoughts on farming

02, Sep, 2021 @9:54 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: preppers, Hari Kunzru, a history of celebrity and more
Here are some of the best paperbacks out in August, including outstanding short stories, uplifting true tales, and a guide to becoming an expert

06, Aug, 2021 @12:29 PM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Mary Trump on ‘Uncle Donald’, a new Elena Ferrante and more
Here are some excellent new paperbacks for July, including Too Much and Never Enough, outstanding translated novels and some fizzing fantasy

08, Jul, 2021 @10:11 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Alan Davies, Monique Roffey and a ‘near-perfect’ ghost story
Here are some outstanding new paperbacks for June, including Costa-winner The Mermaid of Black Conch, the comedian’s shocking memoir and a Belgian post-apocalyptic classic

07, Jun, 2021 @10:01 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Richard Osman, International Booker nominees and more
Here are some outstanding new paperbacks for May, including Osman’s bestselling crime caper, Adam Buxton’s memoir and a fascinating study of eels

07, May, 2021 @12:29 PM

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This month's best paperbacks: Hilary Mantel, Shuggie Bain, sex robots and more
April is a bumper month for new books. Here are some of the best, including Hilary Mantel’s final Cromwell novel, last year’s Booker winner, a big-tech dystopia and more

01, Apr, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes review – how to get closer to nature
Listen to the dawn chorus, find a giant moth ... suggestions to enrich your life

PD Smith

09, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Water Ways by Jasper Winn review – a gentle journey along Britain's canals
A year-long exploration of canal life takes in history, camaraderie and composting loos

PD Smith

21, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Adventures of China Iron review – a thrilling miniature epic
Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s International Booker-shortlisted novella is an elegy to Argentina’s lost cultures

James Smart

20, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Europa28 review – female writers on Europe's future
Freedom is a recurring theme in an ambitious collection edited by Sophie Hughes and Sarah Cleave

Jane Housham

03, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Where the Wild Ladies Are by Matsuda Aoko review – surreal but relatable short stories
Ghost stories, demons, skeletons … traditional tales with a feminist twist

Claire Kohda Hazelton

13, Mar, 2020 @10:58 AM

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