The way we eat now

Three new books about food and diet, reviewed by Erica Wagner

‘National Service’, by Richard Vinen

An authoritative and poignant history of postwar conscription in Britain. Review by Peter Clarke

Illustration for the book, "The Betrayers" by David Bezmozgis
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‘The Betrayers’, by David Bezmozgis

A compelling tale of reckoning in Crimea. Review by Amy Waldman

‘Chasing Lost Time’, by Jean Findlay

The colourful life of the man who translated Proust’s opus. Review by Sam Taylor

Book cover of "The Disappearance Boy" by Neil Bartlett

‘The Disappearance Boy’, by Neil Bartlett

A young man comes of age in 1950s theatreland. Review by Henry Hitchings

‘Mind Change’, by Susan Greenfield

A neuroscientist’s study of how technology is affecting our brains and everyday lives. Review by Cordelia Fine

‘Outlaws’, by Javier Cercas

Narratives collide in this Spanish author’s latest novel. Review by Ángel Gurría-Quintana

‘As Red As Blood’, by Salla Simukka

A misfit heroine finds wodges of washed euros and risks the wrath of a crime lord. Review by Suzi Feay

‘Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie’, by Jeff Norton

A boy with OCD returns from the grave to get to the bottom of his premature demise. Review by Suzi Feay

Leo Tolstoy, photographed shortly before his death in 1910
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Tolstoy translated

Rosamund Bartlett describes how the works of Russia’s greatest writer were introduced to the English-speaking world