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    1. September 13, 2013

      ‘The Broken Road’ by Patrick Leigh Fermor

      The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, by Patrick Leigh Fermor, edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper,...

    2. January 25, 2013

      Apologies necessary

      Sorry! The English and their Manners, by Henry Hitchings, John Murray, RRP£19.99, 400 pages If you are going to write a book...

    1. November 2, 2012

      A man of gifts

      Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure, by Artemis Cooper, John Murray, RRP£25, 464 pages Patrick Leigh Fermor, who died last...

    2. August 17, 2012

      Beyond the breakthroughs

      Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS, by Elton John, Hodder & Stoughton, RRP£20/Little, Brown, RRP$27.99, 288...

    3. January 19, 2012

      Learning the tricks of a magical company

      Inside Apple: The Secrets Behind the Past and Future Success of Steve Jobs’s Iconic Brand, by Adam Lashinsky, Business Plus,...

    4. November 18, 2011

      You Deserve Nothing

       You Deserve Nothing, by Alexander Maksik, John Murray, RRP£16.99, 320 pages William Silver is a 33-year-old English teacher...

    5. August 19, 2011

      Childish Loves

      Henry James’s The Aspern Papers is, in part, a tribute to the Romantic poets’ capacity to scandalise later generations. How...

    6. August 6, 2011

      The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

      In this portrait of an Afghan dressmaker, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, highlights the...

    7. June 24, 2011

      River of Smoke

      River of Smoke, by Amitav Ghosh, John Murray, RRP£20, 528 pages Any good historical novel should teach the reader some...

    8. June 11, 2011

      A Long Lunch

      A Long Lunch, by Simon Hoggart, John Murray, RRP£9.99, 320 pages From his apprenticeship on the Manchester Guardian in the...

    9. June 4, 2011

      Landfalls

      Landfalls, by Tim Mackintosh-Smith, John Murray, RRP£9.99, 368 pages Ibn Battutah was an early Renaissance Moroccan who...

    10. May 13, 2011

      Alternative fix is needed if NHS reform is pulled

      From Mr John Murray. Sir, In “Pulling the plug on Lansley’s bill” (Editorial, May 10) you are right to point out that there...

    11. April 15, 2011

      See the light

      The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, by James Frey, John Murray, RRP£16.99, 400 pages The Second Coming, by John Niven,...

    12. February 7, 2011

      The Language Wars

      The Language Wars: A History of Proper English, by Henry Hitchings, John Murray, RRP£17.99, 408 pages The word “proper”...

    13. February 3, 2011

      Society as a whole creates wealth

      From Mr Ben Hopkinson. Sir, I know not how John Murray (Letters, February 1) has gained what wealth he has, but his...

    14. February 3, 2011

      Education and health are practical

      From Prof Richard Green. Sir, John Murray claims (Letters, February 1) that “doctors, teachers and nurses don’t create any...

    15. February 3, 2011

      Wealth defined too narrowly

      From Dr Verity Watson. Sir, John Murray (Letters, February 1) defines wealth too narrowly. Wealth is both physical and human...

    16. February 1, 2011

      Worthy, but not wealth creators

      From Mr John Murray. Sir, Emily Brearley (Letters, January 27) makes the common mistake of many academics in confusing a...

    17. January 10, 2011

      Mistaken

      Mistaken, by Neil Jordan, John Murray, RRP£18.99, 320 pages Kevin Thunder grows up on the Northside of Dublin in the 1960s,...

    18. December 10, 2010

      Levant

      Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean, by Philip Mansel, John Murray RRP£25 470 page The Levant, writes...

    19. October 30, 2010

      Hand Me Down World

      Hand Me Down World, by Lloyd Jones, John Murray RRP£14.99, 320 pages Lloyd Jones’s Mr Pip (2007) was a devious piece of...

    20. August 23, 2010

      Farundell

      Farundell, by L R Fredericks, John Murray RRP£12.99, 401 pages Is it possible to know the mind of God? L R Fredericks, in...

    21. August 6, 2010

      Nothing is made without mistakes

      From Mr John Murray. Sir, In his enthusiasm to hear bankers confess to their mistakes in relation to collateralised debt...

    22. June 21, 2010

      Self-insurance makes sense for such a large corporation

      From Mr John Murray. Sir, While I hold no brief for BP, I have to observe that Alan Punter (Letters, June 17) does not do...

    23. January 22, 2010

      History may record the great accounting convention crisis

      From Mr John Murray. Sir, So “one person familiar with the matter” says that “the prospect of repayment of all the Fed...

    24. January 8, 2010

      I do ... don’t I?

      A detail from ‘The Arnolfini Marriage’ by Jan van Eyck (1434) Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace with Marriage By Elizabeth...

    25. December 12, 2009

      Up and Down Stairs

      Up and Down Stairs: The History of the Country House Servant By Jeremy Masson John Murray £25, 376 pages FT Bookshop price:...

    26. September 14, 2009

      The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

      The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham By Selina Hastings John Murray £25, 614 pages FT Bookshop price: £20 Somerset Maugham...

    27. September 12, 2009

      Marrakesh book title may salute Mayle

      From Mr David Harrison. Sir, I was delighted to read Britta MacCarthy's enthusiasm for my cousin Peter Mayne's 1953 book...

    28. July 13, 2009

      Along the Enchanted Way

      Along the Enchanted Way: A Romanian Story By William Blacker John Murray £20, 320 pages FT Bookshop price: £16 Enamoured of...

    29. July 10, 2009

      Small world

      ‘All humanity is there’: the photograph taken on July 21 1969 by Mike Collins captures Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong...

    30. June 10, 2009

      Renewed interest in zero dividend preference shares

      Investors are being pushed towards a scandal-hit asset class as they seek to avoid the new 50 per cent rate of income tax....

    31. March 3, 2009

      Trade a false certainty for a manageable uncertainty

      From Mr John Murray. Sir, Reading Gillian Tett’s article (“Time is nigh to put the true value of CDOs out in the open”,...

    32. December 6, 2008

      A Spanish inquisition

      The Maze of Cadiz by Aly Monroe John Murray £16.99, 293 pages FT Bookshop price: £13.59 South-west Spain in the summer of...

    33. November 29, 2008

      Travel

      Empires of the Indus:From Tibet to Pakistan - The Story of a River by Alice Albinia John Murray £20, 364 pages A compelling...

    34. November 29, 2008

      Food

      The Big Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal Bloomsbury Publishing £100, 532 pages In this grand tome, beautifully...

    35. November 29, 2008

      Travel

      Empires of the Indus: From Tibet to Pakistan – The Story of a River By Alice Albinia John Murray £20, 364 pages A compelling...

    36. November 29, 2008

      Food

      The Big Fat Duck Cookbook By Heston Blumenthal Bloomsbury Publishing £100, 532 pages In this grand tome, lavishly...

    37. November 3, 2008

      The Man Who Invented History

      The Man Who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus By Justin Marozzi John Murray £25, 330 pages FT Bookshop price: £20...

    38. November 1, 2008

      Travels in ancient lands

      The Man Who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus by Justin Marozzi John Murray £25 330 pages FT Bookshop price: £20...

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