Guardian and Observer book reviews with Amazon lookup

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the A-Z Guide by Luca Turin

Review by Hermione Hoby - from The Observer

You'd be mad to turn your nose up at this hymn to scents

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The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson

Review by Robin McKie - from The Observer

Robin McKie salutes a masterly biography of Joseph Priestley, the groundbreaking 18th-century chemist

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Review by Peter Conrad - from The Observer
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Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith

Review by Peter Conrad - from The Observer
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Love letters, dedications and literary hoaxes

Review by Olivia Laing - from The Observer

Olivia Laing on Love Letters of Great Women, edited by Ursula Doyle, Once Again to Zelda by Marlene Wagman-Geller and Telling Tales: A History of Literary Hoaxes by Melissa Katsoulis

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Winterland by Alan Glynn

Review by Mary Fitzgerald - from The Observer

The prose slips but the plot still grips in this taut Irish thriller, writes Mary Fitzgerald

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy

Review by Philip Womack - from The Observer

This collection is a fitting monument to Tolstoy's battles with what it is that makes us human, says Philip Womack

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The Great Silence 1918-1920 by Juliet Nicolson

Review by Caroline Boucher - from The Observer

Caroline Boucher enjoys a revelatory social history of post-First World War Britain

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Review by Rafael Behr - from The Observer
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Why Education Isn't Educating by Frank Furedi

Review by Rafael Behr - from The Observer
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The Case for Books by Robert Darnton

Review by Dinah Birch - from The Observer

Dinah Birch praises Robert Darnton, a passionate defender of the printed word

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The Real Global Warming Disaster by Christopher Booker

Review by Philip Ball - from The Observer

Considerable effort has gone into Christopher Booker's definitive manual for sceptics. Shame he's talking bunk, says Philip Ball

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My Life as it Is Lived by Roger Lewis

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The Pelham Cottage Years by Annabel Goldsmith

Review by Elizabeth Day - from The Observer
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Review by Elizabeth Day - from The Observer
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Crude World and The Squeeze

Review by Paul Mason - from The Guardian

Paul Mason on two assessments of the oil business

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Under the Dome by Stephen King

Review by M John Harrison - from The Guardian

M John Harrison enjoys Stephen King's latest blockbuster

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Elizabeth's Women by Tracy Borman

Review by Kathryn Hughes - from The Guardian

The Virgin Queen was surrounded by women, but she was no feminist says Kathryn Hughes

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Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt

Review by Larry Elliott - from The Guardian

Larry Elliott on the follow-up to Freakonomics

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Getting Our Way by Christopher Meyer

Review by Oliver Miles - from The Guardian

Oliver Miles enjoys a former diplomat's lively history of the profession

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A Century of Poetry Review

Review by Blake Morrison - from The Guardian

Blake Morrison celebrates the ups and downs of the Poetry Society

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The Land of Green Plums by Herta Müller

Review by Nicholas Lezard - from The Guardian

Nicholas Lezard'choice

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The Humbling by Philip Roth

Review by Alex Clark - from The Guardian

Alex Clark reviews Philip Roth's new novel The Humbling

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Troubadour by Mary Hoffman

Review by Linda Buckey-Archer - from The Guardian

Linda Buckley-Archer enjoys Mary Hoffman's Troubadour

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Science fiction roundup

Review by Eric Brown - from The Guardian

Science fiction roundup by Eric Brow

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Invisible by Paul Auster

Review by Joanna Briscoe - from The Guardian

Joanna Briscoe reads a novel that rocket-charges the reader through games and structural devices

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Free Radical by Vince Cable

Review by Roy Hattersley - from The Guardian

Vince Cable's memoirs may be hubristic, but Roy Hattersley is happy to forgive him

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Shoplifting from American Apparel by Tao Lin

Review by Steven Poole - from The Guardian

Steven Poole enjoys a cult joke

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Family Britain by David Kynaston

Review by Katharine Whitehorn - from The Guardian

Katharine Whitehorn on a survey of Britain in the 1950s

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