This week's interview
Richard Bourke recommends the best books on Irish History
A "powerful and aggravating absence of consensus" came to define the Irish political experience, says the historian Richard Bourke. Here he picks the best books for gaining a range of perspectives on Irish history, singling out James Joyce as offering insight into the divergence of nationalist opinion.
Five books that won the Booker Prize
Five of the best books about man’s relationship to animals
Book of the day
by Wulf Sachs
“It’s beautifully and painfully written. It’s still in print and I think it deserves a larger audience”