Obama lost faith in Afghan war strategy, claims Robert Gates

One-Minute Read Wed 8 Jan, AT 09:43

Former US defence secretary uses new memoirs to criticise president's handling of the Afghan war

Margaret Thatcher

Books of the year: the critics’ choice

Briefing Fri 27 Dec, AT 08:22

Top 8 books from national newspapers, The London Evening Standard, The TLS, The Spectator and the New Statesman

On the money: Christmas reading for entrepreneurs

Personal Finance Mon 23 Dec, AT 10:51

A round-up of some of this year's best money and business books

To Train Up A Child

To Train Up a Child: spanking book blamed over murders

One-Minute Read Wed 11 Dec, AT 11:24

Evangelical Christian parenting book recommends 'defeating' babies and children with branches

Bad Sex Award: 'Subatomic bisexual orgy' takes prize

Wed 4 Dec, AT 09:45 Richard Jinman

Manil Suri wins Literary Review's dubious honour, but is one man's 'geologic disaster' another's great sex?

JD Sallinger

JD Salinger: mystery of three 'unpublished' stories deepens

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Nov, AT 13:09

Fans torn over whether to read leaked stories by reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye

Doris Lessing Q&A: five facts about Nobel winning author

Briefing Mon 18 Nov, AT 09:54

The author of 'feminist bible' The Golden Notebook dies at 94, leaving rich literary legacy

Anders Breivik told his dying mother: 'Sorry I ruined your life'

One-Minute Read Fri 1 Nov, AT 14:00

New biography delves deeper into relationship between mass-murderer Breivik and his mother

Homeland

Valerie Plame: Carrie Mathieson wouldn't make it in CIA

One-Minute Read Tue 29 Oct, AT 13:01

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame, outed ten years ago, says spies not all unstable sexpots like Carrie

Vicky Pryce's Prisonomics book 'lacking in misery and shame'

Talking Point Mon 28 Oct, AT 15:52

Mrs Pryce or Mrs Ice? Prison memoirs display a 'surprisingly depersonalised lack of passion'

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