Autobiography: The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2: 1956-1963, Sylvia Plath, edited by Peter K Steinberg and Karen V Kukil Harper, hardback, 1,088 pages, €43
Around the world in 20 languages
While globalisation and urbanisation are decimating humanity’s glorious heritage of languages at a frightening pace, there still remains an estimated 6,000 which are used daily around the planet. As Dutch linguist Gaston Dorren puts it in the introduction to this book, “Such amazing diversity – what a Babel we live in!”
Child cranks up the tension with peerless Reacher return
Myles McWeeney Lee Child’s Jack Reacher saga began with The Killing Floor, published back in 1998 to rave reviews and a slew of awards, including best first novel.
Murder at play as author writes himself into mystery
A divorce lawyer to the rich and famous is found murdered in his Hampstead townhouse. Richard Pryce has been struck on the head with a bottle of Château Lafite worth thousands, with the killer daubing the letters 182 on the wall before leaving. The victim…