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A-prowl in the human jungle
February 15, 2015 2:24 pm

A-prowl in the human jungle

A tiger among Thailand's expatriate writers, William Peskett dazzles with an eclectic array of short stories that unhook every emotion

This saddest of centenaries
December 28, 2014 1:00 am

This saddest of centenaries

Two books contemplate World War I - not the battlefield butchery but why the war happened and how it changed everything

In Siam with the Yanks
December 14, 2014 1:00 am

In Siam with the Yanks

An illustrated guide to America's 300-year presence in Thailand is admirably modest about old glories and honest about the rogues

The magic of 'Adultery'
November 16, 2014 1:00 am

The magic of 'Adultery'

"Alchemist" author Paulo Coelho prescribes an unusual tonic for spiritual growth - sexual betrayal

Meet the Paris slum dwellers who gave birth to modern art
November 9, 2014 1:00 am

Meet the Paris slum dwellers who gave birth to modern art

'In Montmartre' descends into the filthy backstreets where Picasso, Matisse, Gertrude Stein and their brood spawned a culture revolution

How to poison history
November 2, 2014 2:38 pm

How to poison history

The Borgias weren't so bad after all. GJ Meyer tracks the sources of all that creepy stuff and finds it was made up

Genghis Khan as Chinese citizen
October 12, 2014 1:00 am

Genghis Khan as Chinese citizen

John Man sees the irony in Beijing anointing its foreign conqueror a national hero, but warns of legacies usurped

In the dark of the Arabian nights
October 5, 2014 1:00 am

In the dark of the Arabian nights

Obviously TE Lawrence's victory in the Middle East was in vain. Jihad overshadows this painful biography

Under the hood of a girl
September 28, 2014 1:00 am

Under the hood of a girl

Caitlin Moran's autobiographical novel about an unformed teen lifts the lid on the dangers of building yourself from the outside in

Finally, the mask is ripped off
September 21, 2014 1:00 am

Finally, the mask is ripped off

Or so says Russell Edwards, who has unravelled 126-year-old DNA on the trail of Jack the Ripper