Power players

Peter Morgan’s play ‘The Audience’ will feature every PM of the Queen’s reign. But how best to tackle roles such as Gordon Brown or Margaret Thatcher?

Hitchcock’s girl

Tippi Hedren was one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest stars, but the director sabotaged her movie career after she rejected his advances. At 82, the heroine of ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marnie’ tells Rosie Millard she has no regrets

A frank faction

Nicola Upson’s ‘Fear in the Sunlight’ weaves fiction around real figures with a protagonist hiding a genuine mystery

The Fear Index

Robert Harris takes the logic of today’s markets to the extreme with this thriller about a hedge fund trading on fear, writes John Gapper

Istanbul’s peerless palace

After a four-year restoration, the Pera Palace hotel – once the smartest address in town – has reopened in all its former grandeur