Reviewer: TM

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Books May 26, 2018


Even in the tsunami of fourth-wave feminism, we’re still asking whether women can “have it all”. Career remains family’s nemesis, the balancing act laden with moral judgement no matter where the scales fall. To procreate or not to procreate is …

Books May 05, 2018


When my mind returns to Jessie Cole’s grief memoir Staying, her third book after the novels Darkness on the Edge of Town and Deeper Water, my thoughts flood with a lush green. It returns often, to the secluded Eden in northern …

Books April 27, 2018

Patient X

When David Peace moved to Japan in 1994, the first book he read was Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s Rashōmon and Other Stories. So began the writerly romance between one of the 2003 Granta-crowned Best of Young British Novelists and the father of the …

Books March 24, 2018


In Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk, the writer starts training a falcon after her father’s death. The bird is both solace and wild embodiment of grief, renowned for being “murderous, difficult to tame, sulky, fractious and foreign”. This …