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Title

Author

When

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Reviews

76

     

17 Jul 17

Alan

   

75

     

19 Jun 17

Peter Jenkins

   

74

 

 

 

15 May 17

Mike

   

73

     

17 Apr 17

Dick

   

72

Ideas

Sapiens

Yuval Noah Harari

21 Mar 17

Alec

butt xx

71

Historical Fiction

The Lambs Of London

Peter
Ackroyd

20 Feb 17

Peter
Jeffree

butt xx

70

Historical Fiction

My Name is Red

Orhan
Pamuk

16 Jan 17

George

butt xx
69

Fiction

Down and Out in Paris and London

George
Orwell

19 Dec 16

Alan

butt  

68

Verse/Prose

Pink Mist

Owen
Sheers

21 Nov 16

Peter
Jenkins

butt xx

67

Science

I contain multitudes

Eric Yong

17 Oct 16

Dick

butt xx

66

Fiction

Fear Index

Robert
Harris

19 Sep 16

Mike

butt xx

65

History?

Year of the King

Anthony
Sher

18 Jul
16

Alec

butt  

64

Fiction

Ender's Game

Orson
Scott Card

20 Jun
16

Derek

butt  

63

Non-fiction

Orientalism Choic award

Edward
Said

16 May
16

George

butt xx

62

Non-fiction

America:1927

Bill
Bryson

18 Apr
16

Alan

butt xx

61

Fiction

A Possible Life

Sebastian Faulks

21 Mar 16

Peter

butt xx

60

Fiction

Northanger Abbey

Jane
Austen

15 Feb 16

Dick

butt xx

59

Ideas

The Evolution of Everything

Matt
Ridley

18 Jan 16

Mike

butt xx

58

Ideas

Doing good better

William Macaskill

21 Dec 15

Alec

butt xx

57

Fiction

The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick
Ness

16 Nov 15

Derek

butt xx

56

Non-fiction

This New Noise

Charlotte Higgins

19 Oct 15

George

butt xx

55

Fiction

An Officer and a Spy

Robert
Harris

14 Sep 15

Alan

butt xx

54

Fiction

Tin Drum

Gunter
Grass

20 Jul
15

Peter

butt xx

53

Fiction

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Lionel
Shriver

22 Jun 15

Dick

butt xx

52

Politics

How to run a government so that citizens benefit and taxpayers don’t go crazy

Michael Barber

18 May 15

Mike

butt xx

51

Travel

A time of gifts: on foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

Patrick Leigh Fermor

20 Apr 15

Alec

butt xx

50

Fiction

The Bees

Laline
Paull

16 Mar 15

Derek

butt xx

49

History

Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

William Dalrymple

16 Feb 15

Alan

butt  

48

Fiction

The Lives of Others

Neel Mukherjee

19 Jan 15

George

butt xx

47

Ideas (Philosophy)

Unfit for the Future

Persson & Savulescu

15 Dec 14

Peter

butt xx

46

Ideas
(Science)

Selected articles from Scientific American

Various

17 Nov 14

Dick

butt  

45

Fiction

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

20 Oct 14

Mike

butt xx

44

Ideas

Defending Politics: why democracy matters . . .

Matthew Flinders

15 Sep 14

Alec

butt xx

43

Short Stories

Fascination

William
Boyd

21 Jul
14

Tim

butt

42

Fiction

The Goldfinch

Donna
Tartt

16 Jun 14

George

butt

41

Fiction

The Collini Case

Ferdinand von Schirach

21 Apr 14

Alan

butt

40

Fiction

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

G K Chesterton

17 Mar
14

Peter

butt

39

Fiction

Tropic of Ruislip

Leslie Thomas

17 Feb
14

Dick

butt

39

Ideas

The Best American Science . . . 2012

Dan
Ariely

17 Feb
14

Dick

butt

38

Ideas

Big Data

Cukier and Mayer-Schonberger

20 Jan
14

Mike

butt

37

History

When God made hell: the British invasion of Mesopotamia and the creation of Iraq 1914-21

Charles Townshend.

16 Dec 13

Alec

butt

36

Fiction

Moby Dick

Herman Melville

18 Nov 13

Tim

butt

35

Fiction

NW

Zadie
Smith

21 Oct 13

George

butt

34

Non-Fiction

Flat Earth News

Nick
Davies

16 Sep 13

Alan

butt

33

Farce

Skios

Michael
Frayn

15 Jul
13

Dick

butt

32

History

The Time Travellor's Guide to Mediaeval England

Ian
Mortimer

17 Jun 13

Mike

butt

31

Fiction

The English Monster

LLoyd Shepherd

20 May 13

Peter

butt

30

Modern History

Into the Silence

Wade
Davis

25 Apr 13

Alec

butt

29

Play

The Seagull

Chekhov

14 Mar 13

Tim

butt

28

Fiction

The Art of Fielding

Chad Harbach

26 Feb 13

George

butt butt

27

Fiction (historical)

The Siege

Helen Dunmore

23 Jan

13

Alan

butt butt

26

Poetry

Poetry Reading

Various

Dec

12

Dick

 

25

Ideas
(Psychology)

The Righteous Mind

Jonathan Haidt

Nov

12

Mike

24

Fiction (Historical)

Birds Without Wings

Louis de Bernieres

Oct

12

Peter

23

Sociology/
Psychology

Who are we and should it matter in the 21st century?

Gary
Younge

Sep

12

Alec

22

History

Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

John Geiger,
Owen Beattie

Jul

12

Tim

21

Fiction

The Stranger’s Child

Alan Hollinghurst

Jun

12

George

20

Autobiography

If this is a man/the truce

Primo
Levi

May

12

Alan

 

19

Ideas

What Technology Wants

Kevin
Kelly

Apr

12

Mike

18

Fiction (comic/ romance)

Meltdown
One Day

Ben Elton
David Nicholls

Mar

12

Peter

 

 

17

History

Franco’s Friends

Peter
Day

Feb

12

Dick

 

16

Travel
(Afghanistan)

The Places in between

Rory
Stewart

Jan

12

Alec

15

Fiction

Theft

Peter 
Carey

Dec

11

Tim

 

14

Fiction

Nemesis

Philip
Roth

Nov

11

George

 

13

Autobiography
(Life in Iran)

Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi

Oct

11

Alan

12

Fiction
(historical)

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

David Mitchell

Sep

11

Peter

11

Ideas
(Psychology)

The Social Animal

David
Brooks

Jul

11

Mike

10

Ideas
(Sociology)

Critical Mass: How one thing leads to another.

Philip
Ball

Jun

11

Alec

9

Fiction
(comic)

Solar

Ian
McEwan

May

11

Dick

 

8

History

Sweet Water and Bitter - the Ships that stopped the slave trade

Sian
Rees

Apr

11

Alec

 

 

7

Ideas
(sociology)

The Spirit Level

Richard Wilkinson

Mar

11

Peter

 

 

6

Fiction
(crime)

This Night's Foul Work

Fred
Vardas

Feb

11

Alan

 

 

5

History/
Biography

Stalin - the court of the red Czar

Simon Sebag
Montefiore

Jan

11

Alan

 

 

4

Fiction
(historical)

Lustrum

Robert
Harris

Dec

10

Alec

 

 

3

History/
Biography

The Age of Wonder

Richard Holmes

Nov

10

Alan

 

2

Fiction
(literary)

A Week in December

Sebastian Faulks

Sep

10

Peter

 

1

Ideas
(science)

The Rational Optimist

Matt
Ridley

Jul

10

Peter