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Will this novel do for Joan of Arc what Wolf Hall did for Thomas Cromwell?

Katherine J Chen’s fresh and enthralling novel Joan reimagines the servant girl who took on the English as a hardscrabble survivor. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Dark Earth review

Magic in the ghostly rubble of 6th-century London. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Agatha Christie’s secret life as a romance novelist

Hiding under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, Christie wrote stories that reflected the pain of her private life. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Thrown review

This plodding pottery club novel proves Sara Cox should stick to broadcasting. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Roar author Cecelia Ahern on why she put a woman on a shelf

The author’s short stories have been adapted into a series for Apple TV+. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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James McArdle: ‘Boris Johnson missed the point of Macbeth’

The actor chats the Scottish play and the BBC’s Life After Life. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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A Tidy Ending

Joanna Cannon’s serial killer thriller sacrifices human complexity for cheap twists. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Lessons in Chemistry

From scientist to celebrity chef: Bonnie Garmus’s funny feminist fable. Read my full Telegraph review here

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The Plant Hunter by TL Mogford review: Indiana Jones meets Treasure Island

A Victorian adventurer is chased by pirates, thieves and botanists in this swashbuckling romp of a novel. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Literary shows for World Book Day

Celebrate the 25th annual World Book Day with a theatre outing – and get some costume inspiration. Read my full London Theatre article here

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