Was Iceland responsible for the French Revolution, the moon landing and the discovery of America?

A beautiful book, but a fairly orthodox biography of the Hon. Stephen “Tommy” Tomlin

The true tragedy of Meghan’s book will be the better writers left on the bench

Small local publishers are putting out the brightest and best new work

Jeremy Black’s ominous murder mystery round-up for the early summer

Michael Henderson says, hats off, everybody, to the troupers of the famous yellow Almanack

The psychology of political incompetence is brought out well in Niall Ferguson’s Doom

Robert Maxwell’s last two days are covered in great detail in this new book

As the winner of the International Booker Prize is due to be announced today, ASH Smyth talks to poet, translator and judge on this year’s panel, George Szirtes

Purpose, identity and social status, how this book reveals the three things lacking on the shop floor at Amazon