Books

A S H Smyth pays a visit to one of his favourite places in Colombo

John Self reviews Sorry for Your Trouble by Richard Ford, This is Pleasure by Mary Gaitskill and Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Christopher Bray reviews Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen

The hip young authors who write about their greatest obsession – themselves

Alexander Larman reviews Fall of the House of Byron, by Emily Brand

John Preston reviews Beneath the Streets by Adam Macqueen

Selina Todd reviews Female Husbands, by Jen Manion

Alexander Larman recalls the glee and disbelief at one of literature’s most beguilingly horrible figures

John Self reviews Enter The Aardvark by Jessica Anthony

A S H Smyth discovers a true English literary eccentric, born on this day in 1912