David's New Year Reads 2018

Here are some of the new books I'm looking forward to in 2018, including a new novel from Julian Barnes, an irresistible anthology of 'Place Writing', a condideration of the life and legacy of the great Doris Lessing and the latest instalment of Mick Herron's fantastic series of Jackson Lamb noirs.

The Only Story

Julian Barnes

From the publisher:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWould you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less?First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t ...

Memoirs From Beyond The Grave

Alex Andriesse, Anka Muhlstein and Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

Tim Parks writes:

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Likewise François-René de Chateaubriand. Again and again, in this first volume of Memoirs from beyond the Grave, a character is ...

Don’t Call Us Dead

Danez Smith

From the publisher:

A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY 2017`[Smith’s] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy’ The New Yorker ...