‘The Second Half’, by Roy Keane with Roddy Doyle

Roy Keane can be his own worst enemy but he has found a perfect co-writer. Review by Neil O’Sullivan

U.K. ENGLAND. 2007. Cotswolds. Hidcote Manor Gardens. National Trust.

‘Being Mortal’, by Atul Gawande

A surgeon’s humane reflections on ageing, illness and the need to listen to those nearing the end of their lives. Review by Diana Athill

Patrick Leigh Fermor (right) and William Stanley Moss disguised as military policemen in Crete during the second world war
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‘Abducting a General’; ‘Kidnap in Crete’

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s abduction of a German general in Crete is a thrilling story. But was it worth it? Review by Christopher Silvester

‘The Yellow Peril: Dr Fu Manchu and the Rise of Chinaphobia’, by Christopher Frayling

‘The Yellow Peril’, by Christopher Frayling

How a fictional arch-villain embodied and helped to reinforce western myths about China. Review by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

‘My Story’, by Julia Gillard

Australia’s first woman prime minister portrays the highs and lows of national politics

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 30: Lena Dunham attends day 3 of the 2014 Bookexpo America at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/WireImage)
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‘Not That Kind of Girl’, by Lena Dunham

Author pre-empts criticism in her tell-all memoir. Review by Sophie Elmhirst

‘The Making of Home’, by Judith Flanders book cover

‘The Making of Home’, by Judith Flanders

How nostalgia for an imaginary past pervades our ideas of domesticity. Review by Lucy Lethbridge

Vivienne Westwood and the Sex Pistols at the Notre Dame Hall in London, 1976
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Memoirs: John Lydon, Vivienne Westwood

The alchemy of punk was shortlived but potent – as ‘Johnny Rotten’ and the fashion designer reveal

Front cover of 'On Liberty', by Shami Chakrabarti

‘On Liberty’, by Shami Chakrabarti

The author’s case for civil liberties would be stronger if she took her opponents’ arguments more seriously. Review by John Lloyd

Trust and its absence in society

Geoffrey Hosking’s ‘Trust’ offers a compelling argument on the role of trust in modern living