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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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