October 2018 Paperback Previews

At the announcement of the Golden Man Booker winner earlier this month, Michael Ondaatje said he wished that organisers had asked former winners for their suggestions of books which should have won, but didn’t. (He suggested Waterland, The Lonely Londoners, A Month in the Country and The Blue Flower.)

Great idea, but it didn’t happen; instead, we can comfort ourselves with Christopher Fowler’s gorgeous The Book of Forgotten Authors, which does just what it says on the tin and is one of a handful of books which would make perfect gifts for bibliophiles this month, alongside Susan Hill’s Jac...

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